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“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.

HS2 green corridor nothing more than greenwash nonsense

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 25 June 2018

HS2 has launched plans for ‘an unprecedented green corridor’ stretching alongside the route of this destructive project. But the Woodland Trust believes the only thing unprecedented about it is the amount of ancient woodland the railway will destroy.

Planners save wood pasture and parkland from destruction following Woodland Trust campaign

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 18 June 2018

Historically important wood pasture and parkland has been given a reprieve after a controversial development at Aldermaston was turned down by planners.

Charity counts cost of killer shrub clearance

by Andy Bond, PR & Content Manager - Partnerships on 05 June 2018

Almost £330,000 is spent annually clearing killer shrubs which plague the UK’s woods, the Woodland Trust has revealed.

The best trees to fight disease: get yours at the Suffolk Show courtesy of the Woodland Trust

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 25 May 2018

With cases of tree disease on the increase, the Woodland Trust is offering landowners visiting the Suffolk Show the opportunity to claim a special tree pack to help strengthen the rural landscape.

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.

Woodland Trust slams HS2 tunnel decision

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 24 May 2018

The Woodland Trust has slammed a decision to plough ahead with proposals for two tunnels on Phase 2a of HS2 that will destroy nearly seven hectares of ancient woodland.

Campaign branches out to protect UK's mighty oaks

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 21 May 2018

A major new campaign to protect the UK’s mighty oak trees from threats including pests and diseases has been officially launched by Lord Gardiner, Defra’s Biosecurity Minister.

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.

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