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Eastleigh’s local plan poses big problems for ancient woods and wildlife

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 17 July 2018

Plans for thousands of houses in a Hampshire borough will cause irreparable damage to woods and wildlife says the Woodland Trust.

“Empty promises, missed opportunities and increased destruction” – Woodland Trust tells MPs HS2 must step up its game.

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 July 2018

Loss of ancient woods and trees will hit new heights today unless a group of MPs orders HS2 Ltd to urgently upgrade its plans.

Frustratingly low tree planting rates continue in England

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 15 June 2018

The Woodland Trust is disappointed by the continued low rate of new woodland planting confirmed in official figures today.

New quarantine proposals to protect England’s trees from high risk imports

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 25 May 2018

Proposals to consult industry on new quarantine arrangements for high-risk plants are among the measures set out in the Government’s plan to protect the UK’s precious trees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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