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Questioning ancient woodland indicators

by Julia Webb, Contributor on 10 May 2018

New research highlights the need to refine the ancient woodland indicator system.

Brewing up a storm for street trees

by Alice Whitehead, Freelance writer, blogger, gardener and street tree defender on 10 May 2018

Northampton resident Alice Whitehead turned a tea party into a tree campaign in a bid to save her street trees.

Campaigns update: a pig farm, housing and composting in ancient woods

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 09 May 2018

Ancient woods may be beautiful at this time of year but plenty of them are still under threat. Find out more about the campaigns team’s latest cases and successes this month.

Which trees are best to plant in the upland fringe?

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 09 May 2018

When planting in the upland fringe, choosing the right trees is crucial to growing successful woods. So which trees have we planted at Smithills?

Talking with farmers about the future

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 04 May 2018

We’ve been meeting farmers to discuss the Government’s consultation on future land management support.

Introducing the spectacular Great Grassland Trail

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 03 May 2018

Feast your eyes upon the new and glorious wildflower meadows that are buzzing with life in the iconic Glens of Antrim.

Trees on the Dee: Woodland Trust helps Sainsbury’s get planting

by James Martin, Content editor on 03 May 2018

We donated close to 1,000 trees to be planted as part of Responsible Business Week.

Three eggs in our osprey nest

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 01 May 2018

Our Loch Arkaig ospreys, Louis and Aila, have produced three eggs. Follow all the action live on our nest camera, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Feel the burn

by Elisabeth Garton, Editor on 01 May 2018

In the spring issue of Broadleaf, we spend the day with local woodsman Rob Taylor learning how to make biochar at Hedley Hall Woods near Newcastle.

The importance of forest school

by Sarah Lawfull, Contributor on 30 April 2018

Forest school has been growing steadily in the UK since 2003. We take a look at the benefits for children, the Forest School Association and the future of forest school.