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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.

Tree preservation order success in North Lanarkshire

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 25 May 2018

A temporary TPO has been made permanent, saving ancient woodland in North Lanarkshire from being destroyed by a proposed development.

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.

Network Rail on the wrong tracks

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 17 May 2018

The recent media revelations about Network Rail’s lineside tree management policies have raised concerning questions for many of us across the UK.

Cutting down trees without permission: law and legislation

by Eleanor Clark, Conservation Volunteer on 16 May 2018

Learn about the different ways trees can be protected and what to do if any of your local trees are under threat.

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!

Tree pests and diseases: can you spot these common symptoms?

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 14 May 2018

Trees and woods are crucial. They provide homes for wildlife, clean air and water, food and fuel. But they're under threat. Take our quiz to see if you can spot the symptoms of these common diseases and pests.

Brewing up a storm for street trees

by Alice Whitehead, Freelance writer, blogger, gardener and street tree defender on 10 May 2018

Northampton resident Alice Whitehead turned a tea party into a tree campaign in a bid to save her street trees.

Campaigns update: a pig farm, housing and composting in ancient woods

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 09 May 2018

Ancient woods may be beautiful at this time of year but plenty of them are still under threat. Find out more about the campaigns team’s latest cases and successes this month.

Hope for ancient trees after meeting with minister

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 27 April 2018

Protection for ancient trees could be boosted after our meeting with the housing minister on the National Planning Policy Framework consultation.