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What is lichen? Seven types of lichen found on trees

by Kylie Harrison Mellor, Citizen Science Officer on 24 April 2019

Lichen can be very visible on branches and bark at this time of year. They can be really difficult to identify, but here are seven common lichens that grow on trees.

Campaigns update: challenging the Oxford-Cambridge development project

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 04 April 2019

As if HS2 wasn’t enough, another huge infrastructure project is now threatening our ancient woods: the Oxford-Cambridge development project.

Campaigns update: food production and climate change

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 13 February 2019

In a change from our usual transport challenges, this month we have two cases where farms have been proposed right next to ancient woodland.

New learning tool for planners to help protect ancient trees and woods

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 30 January 2019

We’re working with the Royal Town Planning Institute to help planners understand the value of ancient woods and trees and how they can help.

What are the most common trees in the UK?

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 21 December 2018

Ever wondered which trees species are most common in the UK? Now you can find out.

Campaigns update: battling damaging transport projects

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 10 December 2018

We're celebrating a well-deserved award for threat detectors and continuing campaigns against three major infrastructure projects that threaten ancient woods.

Campaigns update: road and rail

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 07 September 2018

Find out the latest developments on road and rail schemes impacting ancient woods and trees, and what the team has been doing to save them.

The first test for the National Planning Policy Framework

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 August 2018

The Government's revised National Planning Policy Framework is already making big waves in England. But while it has already caused applications to be turned down, other cases might be more of a challenge.

Campaigns update: hope for the future

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant Campaigner - Ancient Woodland on 03 August 2018

Planning policy has brought great news for our ancient woods and trees this month, plus a special zoom in on what has been happening in the South West of England.

Ancient woodland, ancient and veteran trees now have wholly exceptional protection

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 24 July 2018

The revised National Planning Policy Framework was published today and with it the fate of ancient woodland, ancient and veteran trees in England has changed for the better!

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