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Ancient trees

Faughan Valley: from fragments to thriving forests

by Dave Scott, Treescape development lead, Northern Ireland on 15 June 2018

We’re on a mission to futureproof Northern Ireland’s Faughan Valley landscape. It’s good news for wildlife and for the people who live in, work in, or visit the valley.

Campaigns update: ancient woods and fruit trees under threat

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 08 June 2018

This month the campaigns team has quite the fight on its hands, from a housing development threatening veteran trees to shocking news on HS2.

Loch Arkaig ignites interest for Scottish pinewood survey

by Kay Haw, Conservation Advisor on 06 June 2018

We hosted a special training event at Loch Arkaig to help equip the new generation of surveyors – and we were honoured to have Professor Bunce as our special guest.

Tree preservation order success in North Lanarkshire

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 25 May 2018

A temporary TPO has been made permanent, saving ancient woodland in North Lanarkshire from being destroyed by a proposed development.

Biodiversity: what does it mean and why should we care?

by James Martin, Content editor on 22 May 2018

Find out why biodiversity is so important and how you can help protect it. (Photo: David Whitaker)

The consultation has closed but the fight for our ancients continues

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your support on the NPPF consultation. You have helped us get this far - now the fight continues!

Questioning ancient woodland indicators

by Julia Webb, Contributor on 10 May 2018

New research highlights the need to refine the ancient woodland indicator system.

Campaigns update: a pig farm, housing and composting in ancient woods

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 09 May 2018

Ancient woods may be beautiful at this time of year but plenty of them are still under threat. Find out more about the campaigns team’s latest cases and successes this month.

Hope for ancient trees after meeting with minister

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 27 April 2018

Protection for ancient trees could be boosted after our meeting with the housing minister on the National Planning Policy Framework consultation.

Giving evidence at the HS2 Select Committee

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 26 April 2018

The Trust has appeared before the HS2 Phase 2a Select Committee for the first time to persuade it to tunnel under Whitmore and Barhill ancient woods.