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Ancient woodland saved as council throws out plans for log cabins

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 April 2018

The Woodland Trust has welcomed a decision by Forest of Dean District Council to refuse plans for holiday accommodation that would have destroyed precious ancient woodland.

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Felling of Sheffield trees pauses offering a chance to review the evidence

by Natalie Stephenson, Senior PR officer on 26 March 2018

Felling has paused after the Woodland Trust and Trees for Cities presented evidence to Sheffield City Council questioning its tree felling assessment.

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Woodland Trust calls for greater protection for our ancients as Gilwell Oak comes fifth in European Tree of the Year

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 22 March 2018

The Gilwell Oak has come fifth in the European Tree of the Year contest.

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Planning review strengthens protection for irreplaceable ancient woodland

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 05 March 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to overhaul England’s planning policy that will afford ancient woodland far more robust protection.

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Our response to Government’s command paper on a Green Brexit

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 27 February 2018

Beccy Speight, the Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust, has given her response to the Government’s publication of the Command paper on agriculture.

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Plans unveiled for 50 million tree new Northern Forest

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 07 January 2018

Our ambitious new project will create a forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull, benefiting people and wildlife.

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Gove: tree planting rates have not been good enough

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 07 December 2017

We've been in Parliament to launch our vision for a post-Brexit land use policy.

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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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