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Heavy metal pollution of soils explained

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 02 June 2015

Heavy metals contamination is a serious problem for our soils. Soils are a finite resource and need better protection but there is an alternative to excavating, extracting and containing heavy metal contamination... plants.

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Woods need EU and you

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 02 June 2015

The European Commission have launched a public consultation as part of the REFIT analysis of the Habitats and Birds Directives and it would be great if you could take the time to record your opinion.

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers

by Sarah Shaw, Volunteering Development Coordinator on 29 May 2015

A message from Beccy, thanking all of our volunteers for their hard work over the last year.

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Observatree launches to help tackle tree disease

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 28 May 2015

Find out how people power is helping tackle tree disease through the launch of the Observatree partnership.

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Security and recovery for nature too, please

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 28 May 2015

Our Head of Government Affairs, James Cooper provides some further reflections on the 2015 Queen's Speech.

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Flock to North Sheep for tree planting advice

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 26 May 2015

Farmers and landowners can come and see us for advice at this year's North Sheep event in Cumbria on 3 June.

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Royal seal of approval for Scotland's Centenary Wood

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 25 May 2015

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood near Edinburgh, unveiling a stone structure created as a space to rest, reflect and remember.

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The Climate Coalition welcomes the new government

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 22 May 2015

The Climate Coalition are hosting a 'welcome party' at Westminster on 17 June, the perfect opportunity to get talking about climate change issues with the newly-elected UK government.

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Sad news for trees on farms

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 19 May 2015

Our members and supporters have been busy over the last few weeks. Together, they have sent over 1,800 messages to their Assembly Members, urging them to think again about the decision to interpret new EU rules in a way which in effect penalise farmers for having clusters of trees on their land.

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Brilliant butterflies, a quick guide

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 18 May 2015

Peak butterfly-spotting season is almost upon us with a huge variety of species most active between June and August. Get yourself reacquainted by reading our quick guide all about these delicate creatures.