An early Christmas parcel arrives on our members’ doormats this week: the winter edition of Broadleaf magazine. As always, it’s choc-a-block with breaking news and colourful features.

Growing the forests of the future

This winter, the Trust is planting a record 3 million new trees, leading a dogged counter-attack against climate change. But where do all those trees come from? Our lead feature ranges around Britain meeting the acorn-collectors, seed-librarians and nursery workers raising this new generation of UK woodland. You’ll meet everyone from Joy, the star seed-gatherer of Gloucestershire, to Gareth, who can plant 400 trees a day without breaking a sweat.

Pine marten prospects

They’ve already made their Welsh comeback. Now pine martens are making a home in the Forest of Dean, after a successful reintroduction of Britain’s most adorable predator. Our wildlife correspondent surveys the landscape – natural and political – these elusive beasts have entered.  She also learns how to sniff them out by their faint whiff of Parma violets!

Exploring our new mountain

Thanks to a huge contribution from the public, the Trust has secured Ben Shieldaig, a misty seaside mountain in the Highlands. In our ‘Great Escapes’ feature, our roving reporter meets the community who live at the ben’s base, and takes a guided tour through the two ancient woodlands that cling to its slopes.

Other news and views in this issue

Our 10-page news section features:

  • a map of local councils promising to plant trees for the planet
  • an in-depth look at the scientific studies hoping to resist ash dieback
  • the salvation of Nidd Gorge from a destructive highway
  • Leo Lamont, the journeyman tree surgeon protecting the precious elms of Brighton.

Plus you’ll hear from fearless war reporter Kate Adie about her international adventures with trees. And new head of Natural England Tony Juniper writes about the global threat posed by arson in the Amazon. Discover all this and more in our winter issue, free to members of the Woodland Trust.

Broadleaf is our quarterly magazine exclusive to Trust members. Its inspirational writing and stunning photography tell the inside story of how we, our members, volunteers and partners stand up for trees. To receive your regular copy and exciting welcome gift, become a member now.

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