Woodland Trust Blog

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Is autumn just spring in reverse?

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 16 December 2014

Spring events like tree leafing generally start in the south of the UK and move north, so Autumn does the opposite, right? Wrong! Here's why autumn is a more complicated season.

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What to look out for in winter

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 16 December 2014

The countryside may seem dormant at this time of year, but there are signs of spring to spot and record if you know where to look (and listen).

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Why are our Very Important Trees so special?

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 15 December 2014

Our long partnership with Ancient Tree Forum has involved a fascinating exploration into the UK's incredible tree heritage.

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How safe are our nationally important trees?

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 12 December 2014

There are no more than a handful of ancient tree specialists in the UK. We're fortunate at the Woodland Trust to have Jill Butler to teach and inspire us about these incredible trees.

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Planning Committee agrees ancient woods need better protection

by Richard Barnes, Senior Conservation Advisor on 12 December 2014

The Communities and Local Government Committee has supported our call for greater protection for ancient woodland in the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Congratulations to the 'Tree of the Year', Major Oak!

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 09 December 2014

Over the summer we asked for nominations for an individual tree and since then, The Major Oak has been named the 2014 ‘Tree of the Year’ in England.

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Work at Kilmagad Wood wins award

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 09 December 2014

We're delighted to have received an award for our work at Kilmagad Wood near Scotlandwell.

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Seminar on ancient woodland restoration held at Cawdor Estate

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 05 December 2014

Cawdor Estate in the Scottish Highlands hosted a very successful seminar on ancient woodland restoration.

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Medieval magic at Lineover Wood

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 03 December 2014

Nestling on the western slopes of the Cotswold ridge with historical records dating to 800AD, Lineover Wood is a perfect example of magical and diverse ancient woodland.

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The Fortingall Yew: Fact and Fiction

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 02 December 2014

Growing up in Killin at the head of Loch Tay in Perthshire it was impossible not to be aware from a young age of the area’s amazing woodland heritage.