Senior PR Officer
From beech trees to bluebells, badgers to butterflies, not much tops being out and about in our woods. As part of the PR team it’s my job to spread the word about the magnificent work the Trust does.
Dee Smith has 17 items in their collection
Tree of the Year 2017
Blog post By Dee Smith, 7 December 2017, Things to see and do
The public have spoken. Find out which specimens have taken the top title for 2017. (Photo: WTML)
Gove: tree planting rates have not been good enough
Blog post By Dee Smith, 7 December 2017, Policy & influence, Tree planting
We've been in Parliament to launch our vision for a post-Brexit land use policy.
Why soil matters
Blog post By Dee Smith, 25 October 2017, Policy & influence, Working with partners
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has reiterated the Government’s intention to plant more trees as part of a drive to improve soil health.
Nurturing the farmers of the future
Blog post By Dee Smith, 17 October 2017, Policy & influence, Tree planting
As sponsor of Agricultural Student of the Year, we swapped our fleeces for finery at the Oscars of the agricultural world: the 2017 Farmers Weekly Awards.
Blog post By Dee Smith, 3 October 2017, Our woods
The Woodland Trust has been forced to add security to a Kent woodland to deal with anti social behaviour caused by ghost hunters and vandals. The move has set the Trust back nearly £50,000 – money that should be spent on conservation.
Government pledge on environment
Blog post By Dee Smith, 29 September 2017, Ancient trees, Tree planting, Policy & influence
The Woodland Trust says Government needs to significantly up its game if it is to meet its own tree planting targets.
New funding strengthens habitat in Surrey woodland
Blog post By Dee Smith, 29 June 2017, Our woods
We've been able to improve one of our well-loved woods in Surrey thanks to a £15,000 grant.
Action needed on consistently poor planting rates
Blog post By Dee Smith, 15 June 2017, Policy & influence, Tree planting
The Forestry Commission's annual woodland creation figures published today show yet again not enough trees are being planted in the UK.
WREN funding will make visiting Owlet Wood a hoot
Blog post By Dee Smith, 30 May 2017, Our woods
A £32,000 grant from a waste recycling company is set to make one of our woods in Lincolnshire more accessible.
Why should teachers take the classroom outdoors?
Blog post By Dee Smith, 14 May 2017, Wildlife & nature, Things to see and do
18 May is Outdoor Classroom Day. We take a look at the benefits of getting children out from behind their desks.