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Scotland’s nature is at risk: will you join the fight?

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 25 March 2019

1 in 11 of Scotland’s species face extinction. We believe the Scottish Government needs to bring forward an Environment Act to better protect nature.

Deforestation and climate change: what's the link?

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 04 March 2019

Climate change is a global concern that challenges all of us. But what do deforestation and climate change mean? What's their relationship? And how can you help?

New learning tool for planners to help protect ancient trees and woods

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 30 January 2019

We’re working with the Royal Town Planning Institute to help planners understand the value of ancient woods and trees and how they can help.

Image of  a wicker basket of woodfuel next to a woodburner.

Collecting and removing firewood: is it legal?

by Rachel Hoskins, Content Editor on 22 January 2019

Ever wondered whether you can collect firewood from one of our woods? Find out how to source sustainable wood and why we chop down trees in our woods.

Campaigns update: Gatwick, glamping and the M4

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 08 January 2019

The new year is already shaping up to be a busy one. We still have lots of work ahead of us and we need your help!

Network rail review holds promise for the environment

by Nick Atkinson, Senior Advisor on 30 November 2018

A review of Network Rail's lineside management has eased our earlier concerns. But we’ll be keeping a close eye on progress to make sure our precious environment is given the care and respect it deserves.

Campaigns update: 108 ancient woods and one unacceptable high speed railway

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 02 November 2018

This month HS2 is front and centre. The consultation is open and we are working tirelessly to respond to this hugely damaging project.

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.

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.

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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