Ancient trees

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Four weeks, 15,000 emails and 600,000 words for our ancients

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 22 November 2017

We wanted to help you speak up on behalf of ancient woodland and special trees. We had no way to know what you would say, but the response was overwhelming.

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Protecting UK trees: oldest and important trees in UK

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 20 November 2017

Some of the UK's oldest trees have been around for hundreds or even thousands of years. But just because you’re old it doesn’t mean you’re protected.

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Launch of new ancient woodland guidance for planners in England

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 November 2017

We surveyed planners on their knowledge of ancient woodland, they asked for more guidance – so here it is! Find out more and get your own copy.

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Campaigns update: Game of Thrones hedges, ancients and holiday chalets

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 10 November 2017

Read all about the latest work of the campaigns team. It’s wins and losses for trees and ancient woods this month.

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Owning and restoring my own woodland

by David Ward, Owner of an ancient woodland in Yorkshire on 02 November 2017

Three years ago David Ward invested in a four acre woodlot in Yorkshire and became dedicated to learning about woodland management. With help from the Trust, he is on his way to making a project of remarkable woodland restoration. (Photo: WTML/ Phil Formby).

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Facing the facts: A27 threat to ancient woodland

by Oliver Newham, Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 02 November 2017

The campaign to protect ancient woods in South Downs National Park from A27 proposals has been a contentious one. We look at the facts and reflect on this high profile campaign.

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Ancient trees: weathering the great storm

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 October 2017

It’s 30 years since the great storm caused devastation across the UK. While 15 million trees were blown down some of our oldest trees survived. How did they weather the storm?

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Time to walk the walk on woodland policy

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 20 October 2017

The Government’s response to the Commons Environment Select Committee report on forestry has plenty of fine words but clarity and action are needed.

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Campaigns update: a mulberry tree, a King oak and the A27

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 03 October 2017

Read about the campaigns team’s challenges and successes this month, from a special mulberry tree to woods threatened by a bypass.

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Sherwood Forest partnership to develop new roots

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 03 October 2017

Today marks a new era for Sherwood Forest and the Woodland Trust will be involved in safeguarding its future.

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