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Four weeks, 15,000 emails and 600,000 words for our ancients

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 22 November 2017

We wanted to help you speak up on behalf of ancient woodland and special trees. We had no way to know what you would say, but the response was overwhelming.

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Protecting UK trees: oldest and important trees in UK

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

Some of the UK's oldest trees have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. But just because you’re old it doesn’t mean you’re protected.

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Rings and black lines in tree trunks

by Emilie Bonnevay, Public Enquiries Officer on 17 November 2017

We take a fascinating look at why some tree trunks have black lines instead of rings.

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Launch of new ancient woodland guidance for planners in England

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 November 2017

We surveyed planners on their knowledge of ancient woodland, they asked for more guidance – so here it is! Find out more and get your own copy.

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Campaigns update: Game of Thrones hedges, ancients and holiday chalets

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 10 November 2017

Read all about the latest work of the campaigns team. It’s wins and losses for trees and ancient woods this month.

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Facing the facts: A27 threat to ancient woodland

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 02 November 2017

The campaign to protect ancient woods in South Downs National Park from A27 proposals has been a contentious one. We look at the facts and reflect on this high profile campaign.

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What are coffins made of?

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 31 October 2017

It’s Hallowe’en so it’s time to take a gloomy look at that most final of harvested wood products, the coffin.

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Ancient trees: weathering the great storm

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 October 2017

It’s 30 years since the great storm caused devastation across the UK. While 15 million trees were blown down some of our oldest trees survived. How did they weather the storm?

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Time to walk the walk on woodland policy

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 20 October 2017

The Government’s response to the Commons Environment Select Committee report on forestry has plenty of fine words but clarity and action are needed.

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Scotland’s tree-naissance: SNP fringe event discussions

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 17 October 2017

Our fringe event at the Scottish National Party Conference 2017 highlighted the importance of the Scottish forestry sector and the need to contribute to discussions in this vital area.

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