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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)

11 must-know facts about woods and forests in the UK

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 19 April 2018

Woods and forests are mysterious, beautiful and fascinating places. Read on to learn 11 amazing must-know facts about our woods and forests in the UK.

12 uncommon and rare woodland flowers

by Amy Lewis, Content Manager on 26 January 2018

Woodland is home to some of the UK's rarest flowering plants. Some are weird. Some are mysterious. And all have fascinating stories to tell. You'll be lucky to track down some of these beauties, but they're worth it if you do.

Ancient yew trees: the UK's oldest yews

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 22 January 2018

Often associated with immortality, a yew tree can live for thousands of years. Here are some of the oldest yews in the UK.

What is a Root Protection Area and what does it mean?

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 05 September 2017

Conservation adviser, Jill Butler explains what a Root Protection Area is, how is it calculated and what it means.

Hollow tree trunks: what are they good for?

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 20 August 2017

Take a step inside a hollow tree and you take a step back through history. A hollowing trunk is a natural process and has benefits for the tree and the creatures that live in them.

Light coming through trees

What makes a plant an ancient woodland indicator?

by Emma Bonham, Conservation Information Manager on 15 April 2016

Why are some plants ancient woodland indicators and others not? Find out more.

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