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A big thank you from Beccy Speight

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 21 December 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. Happy Christmas!

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Are trees and woods potential allies in livestock farm productivity?

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 18 December 2015

On 6 and 7 January 2016, we will be holding a workshop at the ORFC to discuss improving the resilience and long-term productivity of livestock farming systems.

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Volunteer's name lights up London with M&S Sparks

by Roger Parkinson, Volunteer Speaker on 18 December 2015

Our Woodland Creation Champion, Roger Parkinson, is given a very sparkly day with a very special M&S thank you.

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Holly: More than a Christmas symbol

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 17 December 2015

Holly is an integral part of the British landscape and has many uses. So what are the virtues of this natural asset and its role in the countryside?

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Lang Craigs springs to life

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 16 December 2015

Huge swathes of invasive rhododendron have been cleared at Lang Craigs, part of work to create a new woodland for people and wildlife.

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Nature's Calendar team go data diving with Marks & Spencer

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 16 December 2015

Two days, one darkened room, 15 Marks & Spencer data scientist volunteers and 2.6 million Nature’s Calendar records to get stuck into. What nuggets of interest could these experts delve from our records?

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How to identify trees in winter

by Judith Garforth, Citizen Science Officer (Nature’s Calendar) on 15 December 2015

Christmas cards often feature bare winter trees in beautiful snow scenes. But can you identify them without their familiar leaves? This is a challenge I’ve set myself this winter.

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Soils and their amazing fungi

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 15 December 2015

Super heroes don’t just fly around wearing capes, they also run through the Earth’s soils supporting all our lives. Fungi are true wonders of our world. Find out more.

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Trees & flooding: A progress report - Part 2

by Diane Millis, Senior Conservation Advisor - Water & Ecosystems on 14 December 2015

The second in this blog series looks at how communities and others are increasingly turning to natural approaches.

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MPs demand action on Ancient Woodland

by Jonathan Sheppard, Lead Government Affairs Officer on 11 December 2015

Members of Parliament are engaging on the issue of Ancient Woodland and the threats it faces... but there is still more that needs to be done.