Woodland Trust Blog

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How trees can reduce the risk of flooding

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 04 February 2014

Recent flooding has highlighted the importance of land use in either contributing to or mitigating flood risk. In particular the suggestion that trees might play an important role in helping reduce flood risk.

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Trees and woodland help deliver improved health

by Justin Milward, Regional Policy Officer - South West & West Midlands on 03 February 2014

In an era of ever increasing concern about our nation’s physical and mental health, we strongly believe that trees and woodland can play a key role in delivering improved health & wellbeing at a local level.

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Early mammal mating

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 03 February 2014

It’s still winter, but the romantic intentions of some of our woodland mammals have already begun.

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Making a bad situation worse

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 30 January 2014

Our ancient woodlands have scant protection from development whether it's roads, quarries, housing or major infrastructure.

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The amazing world of lichens

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 13 January 2014

Lichens are wonderful, complex organisms that should not be overlooked.

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Help record spring in the woods with Track a Tree

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 08 January 2014

Track a Tree is a new opportunity to get involved with citizen science through us.

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Can you spot nesting rooks?

by Kate Lewthwaite, Citizen Science Manager on 06 January 2014

At this time of year these large black birds are easily spotted in the tops of bare trees tending to their nests.

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Has Owen gone off-piste on offsetting?

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 06 January 2014

Owen Paterson (Secretary of State at Defra) has moved the discussion about biodiversity offsetting both back up the agenda and backwards too.

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HS2: Less speed, more support?

by Steve Mulligan, Contributor on 17 December 2013

Following the publication of the High Speed Rail Preparation Act and first reading of the Hybrid Bill, the Woodland Trust are now preparing our response to the HS2 Environmental Statement.

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Grow your own fuel and save money

by Hayley Broad, Contributor on 09 December 2013

Cold weather is coming and energy bills are rising – but there is an alternative way to heat your home.

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