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Scottish-born osprey electrocuted in Spain

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 21 January 2019

An osprey raised at a nest in the Scottish Highlands has been killed by a faulty power line while wintering in Spain.

Close-up of snowdrop in woodland

Spring 2019 arrived in November 2018, says Woodland Trust

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 16 January 2019

The Woodland Trust’s Nature’s Calendar project has received over 64 records of early spring activity that started in November 2018 – including insects that have been spotted active up to 5 months earlier than normal.

Christmas gift for Castlewellan champion

by Kaye Coates, Communications Officer - Northern Ireland on 20 December 2018

A much-loved giant redwood in Castlewellan, County Down, is celebrating having being voted Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year.

Ash to be stripped naked by Deirdre?

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 27 November 2018

Autumn colour could come to an abrupt end with the arrival of the next major storm - Deirdre. We want more people to take note when they spot naked boughs for the first time.

Islington children take the classroom outdoors to mix the arts and the environment

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 29 October 2018

Children in Islington are learning about the wonder and importance of trees in a Woodland Trust supported project combining arts and the environment.

2018’s Tree of the Year winners revealed

by Natalie Stephenson, Senior PR officer on 17 October 2018

A beech tree created to woo a sweetheart 100 years ago, which is still a meeting place for lovers today and a popular place to pop the question, has been crowned England’s Tree of the Year.

Woodland Trust response to draft HS2 Phase 2b Environmental Statement

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 October 2018

The statement is far worse than expected. At least 19 ancient woods will be lost, almost double our estimate.

Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy extended by 50,000 trees

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 10 October 2018

Fifty thousand trees will be winging their way across the UK next week to form part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), thanks to a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury's and ITV.

Blank canvas quickly becomes a masterpiece for nature

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 14 August 2018

Find out how the Woodland Trust has been working with Helen and Christopher Neave to create a haven for nature.

Are ripe berries a warning for wildlife?

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 20 July 2018

Nature’s Calendar is receiving records of ripe berries – but the heatwave could spell danger for this year’s wild fruit crop, and the animals that feed on them

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