Woodland Trust Blog

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Bacterial tree ooze: how to identify it

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 11 August 2017

One of our supporters got in touch recently to show us some slime she had found growing on a tree.

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Our top ten: fall in love with autumn woods

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 09 August 2017

We have some beautiful woodlands across Britain that ignite in autumn with vibrant warm colour. Have a loot at 10 of our best autumn woods and why not visit your nearest one? (Photo: WTML/ John Macopherson)

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Elderberry recipes: How to make elderberry wine

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 08 August 2017

Elderberries are a delicious fruit that can be used in lots of different recipes. They’re simple to find and you can make wine using this simple recipe!

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High time for trees in towns

by Sam Packer, Campaigns Officer - Wales on 08 August 2017

It can take a while to influence policy but the Trust has worked to change attitudes to urban trees in Wales (Photo: WTML/ Peter Dench)

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Foxglove and other poisonous plants

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 08 August 2017

Discover the fascinating world of poisonous plants.

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Campaigns update: precious parkland, street trees and updates on HS2

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner on 07 August 2017

This month the campaigns team have seen a local community protect their street trees, a precious parkland under threat and a challenge in Taunton. Read our blog to find out more.

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11 rare birds in Britain's woodlands

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 04 August 2017

Britain is home to hundreds of beautiful bird species, with many residing in our woodlands. Unfortunately, not all of these species are thriving.

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Bluebell wood bought thanks to gift in will

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 03 August 2017

A substantial legacy from a long-term supporter has allowed Woodland Trust Scotland to buy the spectacular Ballathie Bluebell Wood in Perthshire. Now we plan to enhance and expand this woodland gem.

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Types of bees in the UK: how to tell the difference

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 31 July 2017

From fluffy bumblebees to pint-sized mining bees, we take a look at the key characteristics of some of our most common species.

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Beguiling beetles

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 27 July 2017

Did you know that there are 47 ladybird species in the UK, or that we have 4,200 species of beetle? How about that 7% of all British native animals depend on dead or decaying wood at some point in their lives?