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Welcome woodland strategy refresh for Wales

by Jerry Langford, Public affairs manager (Wales) on 12 July 2018

The Welsh Government has set out a welcome update to its woodland strategy.

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.

Update on the Sheffield tree felling scheme

by Joseph Coles, Project Lead - Street Trees on 11 July 2018

There’s lots of talk about negotiation and reaching out to communities, but what’s really going on? And what should happen next?

Electric sheep shows benefits of nature friendly farming in Parliament

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 02 July 2018

We’ve been back in Parliament championing farming that’s fit for the future, outlining our priorities for a future farming support system to MPs and peers with the power shape it.

Speak up for woods and trees this summer

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 02 July 2018

This summer, a national movement is happening. Speak Up Week, from 30 June to 8 July, is a national conversation about climate change and everything it’s affecting. Find out how you can take part.

Scottish Forestry Strategy statement launched at Royal Highland Show

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 27 June 2018

The Scottish Forestry Strategy consultation will open soon and we need your support to ensure our message is heard loud and clear at the highest level in the Scottish Government.

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.

What is air pollution and what can I do to help?

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 May 2018

In the UK around 40,000 deaths a year are linked to air pollution. Trees in urban areas can improve air quality. You can help by getting involved in tree planting, and defending the trees we already have.

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!

Environmental governance body consultation announced

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 11 May 2018

The Government has launched a consultation into setting up a new environmental watchdog once we leave the EU.