Policy & influence

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Taking root: how we put trees and woods at the heart of our landscapes

by Sue Hayman, MP on 15 January 2018

Read the second of the collection of essays we presented to policymakers at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in December 2017.

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What is a neighbourhood plan? And what to include

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 13 January 2018

Neighbourhood plans are a great way to bring people together to shape their future. In doing so you can put trees at the heart of your community.

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Tree Preservation Order to the rescue!

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 12 January 2018

The right legislation in the right place, at the right time, can have a powerful impact. A TPO granted in North Lanarkshire should help keep ancient woodland safe for generations to come.

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A welcome 25 year plan but policy changes must now be put in place

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 11 January 2018

In the first major speech by a Prime Minister on the environment in 17 years, the Government has vowed to leave the environment in a better condition than inherited. Read our response to today's 25 year plan.

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Creating a buzz with nature-friendly farming

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 January 2018

We’ve been extolling the virtues of trees on farms at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

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A new Northern Forest – beyond the headlines…

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 09 January 2018

The Woodland Trust and the Community Forests in the north of England have been working together for some time on developing the concept of a new Northern Forest. (Photo: Guy Thompson)

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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.

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Thank you for your support in 2017

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 22 December 2017

As the end of the year draws near, we say a big thank you to our supporters for their crucial role in our successes and achievements in 2017.

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Our best reception yet!

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 20 December 2017

Our reception at the Scottish Parliament was a big success, with 14 MSPs in attendance and the Tree and Volunteer of the Year prizes awarded.

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Reaping what we sow

by Neil Parish, MP on 19 December 2017

Read the first of the collection of essays we presented to policymakers at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in December 2017.

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