Policy & influence

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Woodland Trust, CLA and Confor in Wales make call for More Trees Please, post-Brexit

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 16 October 2017

CLA Cymru Director, Rebecca Williams, Woodland Trust Director Wales, Jerry Langford and Confor Director, Martin Bishop have joined forces to say: “As the UK prepares to leave the European Union in March 2019, we see a real opportunity to make positive changes to the future of support for farming and the countryside”.

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Coed Cadw, CLA a Confor yn galw am ragor o goed yng Nghymru ar ôl Brexit

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 16 October 2017

Mae Cyfarwyddwr CLA Cymru, Rebecca Williams, Cyfarwyddwr Coed Cadw, Jerry Langford a Chyfarwyddwr Confor, Martin Bishop yn ymuno i ddweud: "Wrth i'r DU baratoi i adael yr Undeb Ewropeaidd ym mis Mawrth 2019, rydym yn gweld cyfle go iawn i wneud newidiadau er gwell i ddyfodol cefnogaeth i amaethyddiaeth a chefn gwlad ".

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More Trees Please: Rural groups call for uplift in tree cover

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 02 October 2017

We have joined forces with the CLA and Confor to call for an ambitious uplift in the area of woodland cover in the UK after Brexit.

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Government pledge on environment falters as “stalled” planting statistics are confirmed

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 29 September 2017

The Woodland Trust says Government needs to significantly up its game if it is to meet its own tree planting targets.

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New survey on street trees

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 28 September 2017

New survey shows people care passionality about having nature on their doorsteps. (Photo: WTML).

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Our response as Michael Gove talks about a 'Green Brexit'

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 21 July 2017

Michael Gove's speech today presented his vision for a 'Green Brexit'. What does this mean for trees and woods?

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HS2 latest - 97 ancient woods face damage

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 18 July 2017

The recent route announcement for HS2 Phase 2a has dramatically increased the number of ancient woods affected.

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Action needed on consistently poor planting rates

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 15 June 2017

The Forestry Commission's annual woodland creation figures published today show yet again not enough trees are being planted in the UK.

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Lower Thames Crossing route to drive ancient woodland destruction

by Chris Hickman, Senior PR Officer on 12 April 2017

Today a preferred route has been chosen for the Lower Thames Crossing in Kent, two areas of ancient woodland are set to suffer loss.

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HS2 Phase 2: more ancient woods threatened

by Alison Kirkman, Senior PR Officer on 08 April 2017

Woodland Trust analysis of route proposals for Phase 2a and 2b of HS2 shows a minimum of 24 irreplaceable ancient woods will be impacted

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