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Grave situation for Robin Hood's resting place

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 14 January 2019

The merry men and women of the Trust are fighting plans to destroy ancient woodland next to Robin Hood’s grave.

Record support for Woodland Trust’s HS2 campaign is a wake-up call for the environmentally caustic project

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 17 December 2018

HS2 Ltd are about to get a bumper Christmas present from us – 28,000 objections to their proposals for Phase 2b.

Highways England freewheeling to environmental failure says Woodland Trust

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 10 December 2018

Highways England is freewheeling to environmental failure if it neglects the protection of ancient woodland when designing the Lower Thames Crossing.

First government-funded tree of Northern Forest takes root

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 30 November 2018

Schoolchildren from Bury have joined us, the Community Forest Trust and Forestry Minister David Rutley to plant the first government-funded trees of the Northern Forest.

Saplings growing in a field

The role of trees in climate change adaptation and mitigation

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 26 November 2018

Read our response to today's speech by Environment Secretary Michael Gove on UK climate change projections.

£5 million project to turn former coal mine into woodland

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 02 November 2018

A site which was once characterised by the din of mining machinery is set to become full of the soothing sounds of nature.

Theresa May plants tree in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 26 October 2018

The Prime Minister has joined us and our partners Sainsbury's and ITV to plant trees in support of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project.

Woodland Trust response to Agriculture Bill

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 12 September 2018

The Agriculture Bill offers the opportunity to take important steps towards a sustainable land management system that safeguards our future.

Tennis star drops Konta-roversial plans to build in ancient woodland

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 14 August 2018

Tennis star Johanna Konta has withdrawn her application to build in ancient woodland following pressure from the Woodland Trust.

You Konta be serious? Tennis star plans development in ancient woodland

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 09 August 2018

Tennis star Johanna Konta could find herself at fault with new planning rules if she presses ahead with proposals to build in ancient woodland.

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