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Winners of the Woodland Trust 2015 Volunteer of the Year Awards (Photo: A Cogan Barber/WTML)

Your views: The results of our volunteer survey

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 23 May 2016

We'd like to say a massive thank you to all our volunteers who completed our survey in February and share the results.

Bristol festival of nature

by Jane Craven, Engagement Officer - South West on 20 May 2016

We’re going to the Bristol Festival of Nature and we’d love to see you there!

Tree canopy

EU Referendum: Our stance

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 19 May 2016

We have been carefully considering the imminent referendum on membership of the European Union (EU) poses for the UK’s woods and trees. And whilst we have not aligned ourselves with either side, we are offering a few perspectives to consider.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II addresses the new parliament (Photo: Guardian)

Our response to The Queen's Speech

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 18 May 2016

Find out what the Queen's Speech means for development in communities across the country.

Talking Robert Marsham on Countryfile Diaries

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 18 May 2016

In a new BBC TV show, Countryfile Diaries, John Craven asks why no two springs are alike and I recently had the chance to talk about the importance of Robert Marsham's records from 1736.

Heartwood Forest receives a Redlist Bench-Mark Award

by Louise Neicho, Site Manager on 16 May 2016

We have scooped a Redlist Bench-Mark Award for the range of priority farmland birds at Heartwood.

Follow the fairytrail

Magical fairies bring the modern day to our ancient woods

by Jane Craven, Engagement Officer - South West on 16 May 2016

Modern day technology and a touch of magic have brought two downloadable fairies, Blue and Belle, to our woods on a fairytrail help them look after our fabulous bluebells.

Photograph of common pipistrelle bat in flight. Credit: Hugh Clark/Bat Conservation Trust

How to attract bats

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 13 May 2016

All UK bat species are found in and around trees and woodland. Find out more about which trees are best for bats and what makes a good bat box.

Area of open sun light woodland

Quarry digging itself out of a hole?

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 13 May 2016

I often get asked the question how do you not find it so depressing with so many people wanting to destroy our natural environment? The answer today would be 'Cwm Nant Lleici quarry'.

comma butterfly on nettle

Butterflies need nettles

by Alice Johnson, Contributor on 12 May 2016

Nettles are considered to be unpopular plants that will give you an itchy sting but they are actually vital for the survival of many UK butterflies.