Woodland Trust Blog

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Tree Charter arts in residency: enter a forest of the imagination

by Matt Larsen-Daw, Project Lead - Charter for Trees, Woods and People on 07 July 2017

Trees and woods continue to inspire us today, and the trail includes eight art residencies that will take place over this Summer to create new work that explores our modern connections to trees and woods.

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How to make a butterfly house: a step by step guide

by Helen Jones, Engagement Officer - Observatree on 05 July 2017

A fun, practical guide to building your own butterfly house and other tips to attract beautiful butterflies to visit your garden

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Campaigns update: cycle tracks, a fishing lake and a new discovery

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner on 05 July 2017

Good news just keeps on coming. Read about our latest successes in the fight to protect ancient woodland and special trees.

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Making our woodland directory

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 05 July 2017

Our members will shortly be able to receive a new edition of our woodland directory, a compendium of all the woods in our care . What happens behind the scenes to produce this guide?

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Top 9 outdoor activities for kids this summer

by Jessica Benson, Social Media Officer on 05 July 2017

This summer we're encouraging you to have a tree party and all parties need food and games so why not pack a picnic, head out to your nearest wood and tackle some of our fun and free outdoor activities?

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Our top tips for a plastic free picnic

by Jessica Benson, Social Media Officer on 04 July 2017

Single-use plastic items are a huge problem! The amount we use on a weekly basis is phenomenal. So we’d like you all to try a plastic free picnic this summer, a picnic contained in only recyclable materials perhaps.

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A summary of Nature’s Calendar results for Autumn 2016

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 04 July 2017

A warm start to autumn in 2016 was followed by a sunny October and November and a dry December. But how was our wildlife affected?

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SSSI Definition: What is it and what does it mean for conservation and development?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 03 July 2017

SSSI’s. You’ve probably heard of them but what do they do and how can they help to protect ancient woodlands from development!?

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Should we really cut down trees for firewood?

by Nic Snell, Guest Blogger on 02 July 2017

If you’re using firewood, do you know where it comes from or how it has been treated? Careful sources of properly dried firewood is critical not just for providing efficient heating, but for protecting the UK’s woodland and the environment.

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What’s the difference between nuts and seeds?

by Louise Taylor, Citizen Science Project Officer on 01 July 2017

Would you mistake a legume for a nut? Can you tell if you are eating a nut or a seed? For that matter, can you tell me what a nut is?

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