As the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness dawns, this issue of our members’ magazine explores how woods and trees could help humans triumph over the climate emergency, starting with a sapling in your own back garden.

Countdown to carbon net zero

The UK has pledged to hit carbon net zero by 2050, and the clock is ticking. Broadleaf’s lead feature plunges into the latest science and research to examine the crucial role of trees and woods in meeting that ambitious target.  

  • Delve into up-to-date insight on which trees to plant and where to lock up the most carbon possible
  • Discover the methods, projects and studies setting out to answer tricky questions on how to harness nature to help balance emissions
  • Unearth the innovative ways we’re leading the charge, working with landowners, big businesses and local authorities UK-wide.

The secret life of tawny owls

Tawny owls are widespread across our isles, but these secretive, silent fliers can be tricky to get to know. Our Nature Focus feature lifts the lid to uncover:

  • how these masters of disguise use trees to hide in plain sight
  • why protective tawny parents are unfazed by ospreys
  • what your local parliament of owls might have enjoyed for lunch.

New map for woodland explorers

Time spent in nature feels more precious than ever, so check out our brand new UK-wide map showing off the best things to do and places to go near you. Discover:

  • why red squirrels numbers are booming on an unlikely Essex island
  • our downloadable self-led heritage walks for a double whammy of nature and culture
  • the knock-kneed new foals who’ll help restore a Welsh wilderness.

News and views 

Despite the pandemic, work for our cause isn’t on pause. Read all about it in our Treescape news section.

  • Get the lowdown on our team-up with fellow charities to bid for a slice of the Government’s £640 million Nature for Climate fund
  • Discover the inspiring and unusual contenders vying to be 2020’s Tree of the Year
  • Celebrate our triumph as a stunning Welsh woodland is spared the axe.

And there are more rich pickings in our 102nd issue.

  • Renowned art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon talks family and future from his own Sussex wood
  • Unearth the best garden trees to plant on your patch for this year’s Big Climate Fightback
  • Take a tour of ancient Hainault Forest with our new illustrated map, and learn about our partnership plans to transform the landscape for people and wildlife.

All this and more in the autumn edition of Broadleaf, 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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