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Observatree volunteers put tree health early warning into action

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 06 July 2015

Forestry Commission England have confirmed an outbreak of the oriental chestnut gall wasp in woodland in Kent and Observatree volunteers have been surveying sweet chestnut trees for signs of the gall wasp.

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Carnmoney rises to another level

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 02 July 2015

Carnmoney Hill, a green oasis on the outskirts of Belfast, is set for a facelift thanks to funding of almost £50,000.

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Tree houses

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 01 July 2015

England is facing a housing crisis. And here at the Trust we have built up a huge evidence base of how woods and trees positively influence our lives and why they should be at the heart of new communities.

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Weir Todd Walk unveiled at Dreghorn Woods

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 01 July 2015

An avenue of wild service trees that will blaze with autumn colour within Scotland’s Centenary Wood has been unveiled by Chris Weir.

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Airport expansion: Environment must not be sidelined

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 01 July 2015

Our chief executive responds to today's recommendations on airport expansion published by the Airports Commission

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Princess Anne officially names Epsom’s Centenary Wood

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 26 June 2015

HRH The Princess Royal has officially named our Centenary Wood in Epsom on a day full of history.

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Remembering the First World War: A visit to the Imperial War Museum

by Sharon Thomas, Partnerships Manager on 24 June 2015

One hundred years ago a generation made an unimaginable sacrifice. The Woodland Trust is planting one million trees as a lasting tribute to all the soldiers who fought during the First World War.

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Woodland Trust backs project to bring back pine martens

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 24 June 2015

Find out how we are backing a project to try and increase the population of pine martens in mid Wales.

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Our bid to save Smithills Estate gets Lottery boost

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 23 June 2015

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant we're now able to further develop exciting plans for the Smithills Estate near Bolton.

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Scotland’s finest new native woods celebrated

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 22 June 2015

High quality new native woodlands have been recognised in Scotland's Finest Woods Awards.