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Top 10 coastal woods in the UK

by Sharon Wennekers, Social Media Manager on 18 June 2019

Bats, rare butterflies, dinosaur footprints and even the roar of a whirlpool – these coastal woods are just waiting for you to visit.

What to do if you find a baby bird

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 14 June 2019

Stumbled across a baby bird on the ground? Find out what to do to ensure its survival.

Campaigns update: Wales celebrates as M4 development is refused

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 10 June 2019

Ancient woodland in Wales has been saved from the proposed M4 relief road thanks to huge public outcry.

(Photo: Farbenfreude/Wikimedia Commons)

Giant hogweed: the facts

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 04 June 2019

How common is giant hogweed in the UK and is it really that dangerous? We've distilled the facts to give you the low-down on giant hogweed.

Oak: the past, present and future of one of our best loved trees

by Karen Hornigold, Assistant Conservation Adviser - Data & Information on 31 May 2019

The latest issue of Wood Wise tells the story of oak – its role in British culture and as a haven for wildlife, and the threats it currently faces.

Helicopter seeds: which trees do they come from?

by Charlie Mellor, Content Manager on 30 May 2019

Four tree species produce ‘helicopter seeds’ in the UK. Find out more with our ID guides, spotting tips and interesting facts.

What is the difference between a frog and a toad?

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 29 May 2019

Find out the difference between our two favourite amphibians, the frog and the toad.

9 rare and beautiful wild UK orchids

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 29 May 2019

Orchids are some of the most beautiful and unique wild plants you'll see in the UK. They are rare but well worth finding if you are up for the challenge.

Nominate a tree and it could also win some Tree-LC

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 28 May 2019

The Tree of the Year competition calls for you to nominate your favourite tree. As well as the coveted trophy, trees can win a care award of up to £1,000.

Woodland Walks with Adam Shaw – our new podcast!

by Adam Shaw, Guest blogger on 28 May 2019

Adam Shaw hosts the new Woodland Trust podcast – Woodland Walks. Our debut episode explores the largest new native woodland in England, Heartwood Forest.