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Woodland Trust member takes up challenge to ‘follow spring’

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 06 April 2016

Last year spring moved at 1.9mph across the UK and I issued a challenge on Radio 4 for someone to walk the speed of spring in 2016. One our members, Alice Clark, is trying to do just that!

Young girl walking down a track through Broadwells Wood in Warwickshire

Fight for ancient woodland as HS2 goes to the Lords

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 05 April 2016

Find out the latest news and our position on HS2 as it enters the House of Lords.

Gnarly ancient trees surround an open area of low woodland

London calling: Londoners can vote for trees on 5 May

by Richard Barnes, Senior Conservation Advisor on 05 April 2016

The London election is hotting up. We believe it’s vital that all candidates understand trees and woods matter. Do you agree?

Children sitting in a circle around a Woodland Trust demonstrator

Liverpool Mayoral Election: Your chance to vote for trees

by Nick Sandford, Government Affairs Officer on 04 April 2016

Trees and Woods provide massive benefits for people in urban areas like Liverpool. And we're asking Woodland Trust supporters and local people to put some key questions to candidates in the Liverpool mayoral election.

Ruth Hyde from the Woodland Trust with Keith Wellbon from the Royal Naval Association and Councillor Stephen Hagan at HMS Hampshire Centenary Wood in Kirkwall

Planting trees to remember HMS Hampshire

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 04 April 2016

Hundreds of trees have been planted to remember the crew of HMS Hampshire and HM Drifter Laurel Crown, part of our Centenary Woods project.

Trees of Bishop Knoll Wood in Autumn

Will Bristol’s new Mayor speak for your woods and trees?

by Justin Milward, Regional Policy Officer - South West & West Midlands on 01 April 2016

The upcoming vote for a directly elected Mayor offers Bristolians a great opportunity to ensure trees and woods are high up on the agenda of the successful candidate.

Ramalina Farinacea

Identifying ancient woodland: Five lichens to look out for

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 01 April 2016

How can you tell if you’re in an ancient woodland? Using natural clues such as lichens can help you decide.

Rainbow archs across the sky, visible in the space between two trees at New Moss Wood

Salford Mayoral Election: Your chance to vote for trees!

by Nick Sandford, Government Affairs Officer on 31 March 2016

Trees and Woods provide massive benefits for people in urban areas like Salford. And we're asking our supporters and local people to put some key questions to candidates in the Salford mayoral election.

Speaker at the Tree & Plant Health Early Warning System Conference

Observatree attends the Tree & Plant Health Early Warning System Conference

by Helen Jones, Engagement Officer - Observatree on 31 March 2016

A group of volunteers from the Observatree Project attended the Conference on Tree & Plant Health Early Warning Systems in Europe at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Find out how it went.

People behind a stall at the growing trees roject

Growing trees at Langley Vale

by Rebecca Tay, Regional Volunteering Development Officer on 30 March 2016

Langley Vale is one of the Trust’s flagship woods – set to become a living legacy for future generations - and our volunteers have been hard at work making the site a reality.