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Sheffield Tree Massacre paused by legal challenge

by Nick Sandford, Government Affairs Officer on 25 February 2016

Local campaigners have gone to court to challenge mass felling of street trees by Sheffield Council as we argue that it’s a chance to pause and find a better way forward.

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Seed dispersal: The 5 best ways to travel

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 February 2016

Some seeds embark on epic journeys before settling down to germinate whilst trees have plenty of tricks up their sleeve to help seeds on their way. Find out more about seed dispersal.

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An interview about local heritage at Smithills Estate

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 23 February 2016

Having a collection is something that many of us do at one time or another. Sometimes these collections take on a much greater importance though, as in the case of Derek Billington and the foundation of a complete historical society about his local patch.

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Town's war heroes are remembered with special trees

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 22 February 2016

Harrogate's war heroes are being remembered with a unique tree planting project.

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Seven woodland flowers to spot this spring

by Alyssa Ralph, Conservation Volunteer on 19 February 2016

Spring is nearly upon us, and a mild winter is causing some early bloomers to appear. What could you find on a leisurely stroll through your local woods?

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What does it take to be a woodland bird of prey?

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 18 February 2016

When it comes to woodland wildlife you might not think of birds of prey first. Yet many use woodland habitats for hunting and nesting. So what does it take to be a woodland bird of prey?

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Help record spring in the woods with Track a Tree 2016

by Christine Tansey, Research & Evidence Co-ordinator on 17 February 2016

Track a Tree, Nature’s Calendar sister project, is about to start the 2016 recording season, and we’re looking for more people to get involved.

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We crafted hearts for Valentine's Day at Heartwood

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 16 February 2016

This Valentine's we gathered together at Heartwood Forest to turn hearts green as part of The Climate Coalition’s ‘Show The Love’ campaign.

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A temporary reprieve for Cairn Wood

by Patrick Cregg MBE, Director - Northern Ireland on 16 February 2016

County Down’s Cairn Wood, and its precious wildlife, can breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now.

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How could we make Wales better with trees?

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 15 February 2016

We are convinced that 'Wales is better with trees' for so many reasons that we've produced a 'vision document' to explain how woodland and trees could play an effective role in meeting many of the challenges that Wales faces.