Woodland Trust Blog

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Britain's National Bird

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 11 June 2015

You may have guessed from the picture, but find out which bird won the official title of Britain's National Bird.

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Top 10 coastal woods in the UK

by Sharon Wennekers, Social Media Manager on 08 June 2015

Summer is fast approaching and many of us are thinking about fabulous fun days out and the relaxing summer evening strolls afterwards. Our top 10 list of coastal woods ticks both boxes.

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Blue Water and green trees

by Diane Millis, Senior Conservation Advisor - Water & Ecosystems on 04 June 2015

The Royal Bank of Canada’s 10-year, $50million Blue Water Project has helped the delivery of water projects in far flung nations but it has also helped us plant trees and hedgerows in East Sussex.

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Heavy metal pollution of soils explained

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 02 June 2015

Heavy metals contamination is a serious problem for our soils. Soils are a finite resource and need better protection but there is an alternative to excavating, extracting and containing heavy metal contamination... plants.

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Woods need EU and you

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 02 June 2015

The European Commission have launched a public consultation as part of the REFIT analysis of the Habitats and Birds Directives and it would be great if you could take the time to record your opinion.

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 29 May 2015

A message from Beccy, thanking all of our volunteers for their hard work over the last year.

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Observatree launches to help tackle tree disease

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 28 May 2015

Find out how people power is helping tackle tree disease through the launch of the Observatree partnership.

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Security and recovery for nature too, please

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 28 May 2015

Our Head of Government Affairs, James Cooper provides some further reflections on the 2015 Queen's Speech.

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Flock to North Sheep for tree planting advice

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 26 May 2015

Farmers and landowners can come and see us for advice at this year's North Sheep event in Cumbria on 3 June.

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Royal seal of approval for Scotland's Centenary Wood

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 25 May 2015

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood near Edinburgh, unveiling a stone structure created as a space to rest, reflect and remember.