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The long game: Securing the future of ancient trees

by Christine Reid, Head of Conservation on 06 May 2016

Our ancient trees are a valuable home for wildlife, whose importance can often be overlooked, that’s why we are working hard to ensure that we protect them for the future of our landscapes.

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We're on tea packs again

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 05 May 2016

Yorkshire Tea brings out special packs as it pledges 100,000 more free trees for schools this year.

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Villagers versus ash dieback

by Becky Owen-Fisher, Contributor on 04 May 2016

When people in the village of Ashmansworth, near Newbury, heard about Chalara, dieback of ash they took up their forks and shovels to fight back.

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Prime Minister David Cameron helps replace vandalised tree in local constituency

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 29 April 2016

Prime Minister David Cameron has helped us with a special tree planting in his Oxfordshire constituency.

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Our reaction to the Jack Nicklaus golf course

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 29 April 2016

It’s always difficult to put in to words the reaction felt when we lose a case. A mixture of alarm, revulsion and the ever present question of what more could we have done to save this ancient wood? Yesterday was no exception.

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What we achieved in 2015

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 29 April 2016

Wow, what a fantastic year! 2015 was our busiest and most productive yet with some amazing achievements. Here’s a video snapshot of what we’ve been up to.

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Optimism from new research on ash dieback

by Matt Elliot, Conservation Advisor - Tree & Woodland Health on 28 April 2016

A tree that is highly tolerant to ash dieback has been found in Norfolk, it was named ‘Betty’. This gives hope that more tolerant trees will be found in the UK and not all ash trees will be lost

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Woodland birdsong

by Helen Jones, Engagement Officer - Observatree on 28 April 2016

Woodland birds are often heard long before they can be seen. Each species has its own signature tune from the basic call of the chiff-chaff to the rich and complex melody of the blackbird.

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Life’s better in parliament with trees

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 27 April 2016

Around once a year the Woodland Trust holds a parliamentary reception, kindly hosted by a supportive MP or peer. The purpose of these events is to invite decision makers, funders and partners to hear more about current priorities for woods and trees.

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The pollination game: How trees reproduce

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 26 April 2016

Trees make the tricky business of pollination seem easy, but don’t be fooled, trees have evolved some ingenious ways of getting pollen from 'a' to 'b'.