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Campaigns update: road and rail

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 07 September 2018

Find out the latest developments on road and rail schemes impacting ancient woods and trees, and what the team has been doing to save them.

The first test for the National Planning Policy Framework

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 August 2018

The Government's revised National Planning Policy Framework is already making big waves in England. But while it has already caused applications to be turned down, other cases might be more of a challenge.

Campaigns update: hope for the future

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 03 August 2018

Planning policy has brought great news for our ancient woods and trees this month, plus a special zoom in on what has been happening in the South West of England.

Why the funds you raise matter

by Harvina Bains, Digital innovation assistant on 24 July 2018

Without the valuable help of our supporters, members and fundraisers, we wouldn't be able to make the difference we do to woods and trees. Find out how we spend the funds you raise and why they matter.

Ancient woodland, ancient and veteran trees now have wholly exceptional protection

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 July 2018

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was published today and with it the fate of ancient woodland, ancient and veteran trees in England has changed for the better!

News from our June board meeting

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 19 July 2018

Find out what was discussed at our June board meeting, and hear the latest on the Winter Hill fire impact on Smithills Estate.

Action Oak: the £15 million campaign to save our most iconic trees

by Julian Rollins, Broadleaf freelance writer on 13 July 2018

The great British oak is woven into our islands’ DNA. In the face of disease and environmental threats, the nation is rising to its defence.

Our second appearance at the HS2 Select Committee

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 12 July 2018

The next phase of HS2 is set to destroy acres of ancient woods. After we raised several points at the latest meeting, progress has been made in some areas.

Campaigns update: railways, housing plans and a win for ancient trees

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 10 July 2018

The campaigns team has had a railway themed month! Find out about our progress with HS2 and Network Rail, plus a win for ancient trees.

On the hunt for ancient trees

by Victoria Granger, Contributor on 05 July 2018

A joint PhD project between the Woodland Trust and the University of Nottingham aims to predict new locations of ancient trees by analysing records from our Ancient Tree Inventory.