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Campaigns update: railways, housing plans and a win for ancient trees

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 10 July 2018

The campaigns team has had a railway themed month! Find out about our progress with HS2 and Network Rail, plus a win for ancient trees.

The early bird catches the… caterpillar

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 24 April 2018

Scientists have used Nature's Calendar data in a study on the effects of earlier springs on feeding relationships in deciduous forests. The findings have been published in a respected scientific journal.

Celebrating five years of partnership

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 22 March 2018

Celebrating five years of partnership between the Woodland Trust and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank to deliver Phase 1 of the UK National Tree Seed Project.

Llandderfel man wins national award for tree-mendous effort

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 19 March 2018

Congratulations to Brian Palmer who has landed the prestigious Woodland Trust Chairman’s Award.

How has this month’s snow affected wildlife and signs of spring?

by Charlotte Armitage, Citizen Science Officer on 18 March 2018

The recent cold snap has had a noticeable effect on our Nature’s Calendar records. Learn what your data is telling us about UK species.

Life in the Women’s Timber Corp

by Katherine Owen, Ancient Woodland Restoration Engagement Manager on 18 March 2018

A story of Jeanne Preston’s time in the Women’s Timber Corp during the Second World War – what she was involved with and who she met along the way.

Dwayne Fields: for the love of trees

by Dwayne Fields, Guest Blogger on 13 March 2018

Londoner Dwayne Fields was the first black Briton to reach the North Pole. He trains for his next goal – a 700-mile walk to the South Pole – in Epping Forest, his escape route from his troubled teenage years.

Crab Apple trees with fruit

What happens to tree seeds at the Millennium Seed Bank?

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 20 February 2018

We take a closer look at what happens to the tree seeds our volunteers send to the Millennium Seed Bank for the UK National Tree Seed Project.

Ancient Tree Inventory: our 2017 highlights

by David Alderman, Head Verifier on 27 January 2018

From finding trees under threat to recording the longest avenue of trees in Europe, the Ancient Tree Inventory volunteers were busy in 2017.

Award-winning youngster shows how nature can inspire education

by Aaron Benson, Schools project co-ordinator on 23 January 2018

Year 2 pupil Charlotte O’Donnell has gone above and beyond to inspire a love of woods and trees among her classmates.