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Planting on crofts just got easier

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 14 February 2018

Scottish crofters will find it easier to plant trees after Woodland Trust Scotland and Forestry Commission Scotland worked together to simplify the grant process.

When to prune apple and other fruit trees

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 02 February 2018

When is the right time to prune fruit trees? From apples and pears to peaches and plums - here are some general tips.

Farm diversification: ideas, grants and examples

by John Tucker, Director of Woodland Creation on 23 January 2018

In these days of pressurised farm incomes, trees and woods may offer a number of ways to help diversify farm income streams and bring cost savings too.

Plans unveiled for 50 million tree new Northern Forest

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 07 January 2018

Our ambitious new project will create a forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull, benefiting people and wildlife.

How to prune apple trees in winter

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 22 December 2017

Follow these simple winter pruning tips to keep your apple trees looking good and producing a great crop each season. (Photo: Alamy)

How to protect your plants in winter

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 23 November 2017

Winter weather can prove fatal for your favourite garden trees and plants. Find out how to protect your plants from the extremes of wind, rain, frost and snow over the next few months.

How and when to plant fruit trees

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 08 November 2017

Learn how to choose the best fruit tree for you and your garden, when and where to plant them and the benefits they bring for wildlife.

Protected trees: how to know which trees are protected

by Jill Butler, Conservation Advisor on 13 October 2017

A guide to the importance of protecting trees, how this may be implemented and identifying where protection is in place.

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