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'Show The Love' this Valentine's Day

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 03 February 2016

Why not combine a walk in the woods with some craft this Valentine’s Day? Show your love for the woods and trees that could be affected by climate change at The Climate Coalition events across the country.

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Fury at HS2 Ltd incompetence throughout Hybrid Bill process

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 02 February 2016

HS2 Ltd’s preparation for the Hybrid Bill includes error after error, flawed calculations, and methods that go against Government guidance and we will be giving evidence on Wednesday morning in front of the HS2 Select Committee.

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Woodland ponds: In a world of their own

by Alyssa Ralph, Conservation Volunteer on 02 February 2016

The simple pond is much more interesting than it first appears, with all sorts of wildlife just waiting to be discovered.

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The UK's most loved trees do battle in European competition

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 01 February 2016

Four of our most inspiring trees need your votes to be in with a chance of winning the European Tree of the Year competition. Vote now for the European Tree of the Year!

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Seeds: Designed in another era

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 01 February 2016

Millions of years before the time of the dinosaurs, some plants had already figured out that spreading by seed was a good idea.

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Marking the First World War at Williamwood Farm

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 27 January 2016

Hundreds of trees have been planted at Williamwood Farm to mark the centenary of the First World War and create a new Centenary Wood.

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Give us more trees in our towns

by Angharad Rees, Campaigns Officer - Wales on 26 January 2016

Joined by some very special trees, I took our petition, 2,258 signatures strong to the Senedd in Cardiff Bay yesterday.

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Wales is better with trees

by Paula Keen, Woodland Creation Manager - Wales on 25 January 2016

The EU Commission DG Environment is meeting with NGOs to find out more about concerns, risks and infringements. The Woodland Trust is representing Wales Environment Link to speak about the risk to trees in the farmed landscape.

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A Wicked success for West End fundraising

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 22 January 2016

Fans of the classic West End musical Wicked have now helped raise over £50,000 funding tree planting across the UK.

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A summary of Nature’s Calendar results for Spring 2015

by Sian Atkinson, Conservation Advisor on 22 January 2016

After a benign and mild winter, spring 2015 was unexceptional but what else did we find out and how fast did spring really move?