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Campaigns update: the latest news from HS2

by Naomi Tilley, Assistant Campaigner – Policy and Advocacy on 05 July 2019

We’ve seen a wave of new information from HS2 in recent weeks, including another consultation. Unfortunately, it’s not good news.

Forestry and woodland strategies now statutory in Scotland

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 04 July 2019

The future is looking brighter for Scotland’s woods after an amendment to the Planning Bill was passed on 20 June.

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.

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!

Action Oak: the £15 million campaign to save our most iconic trees

by Julian Rollins, Broadleaf freelance writer on 13 July 2018

The great British oak is woven into our islands’ DNA. In the face of disease and environmental threats, the nation is rising to its defence.

On the hunt for ancient trees

by Victoria Granger, Contributor on 05 July 2018

A joint PhD project between the Woodland Trust and the University of Nottingham aims to predict new locations of ancient trees by analysing records from our Ancient Tree Inventory.

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