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Thank you for speaking up for natural heritage

by Claire Harwood, Grants officer on 20 April 2018

The recent Heritage Lottery Fund consultation has had an amazing public reaction. Your views will go a long way in showing funders the importance of our natural heritage.

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Trees enhance flock health and wellbeing

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 16 April 2018

Whether feathered or fleeced, trees and hedges play a vital role in improving animal wellbeing and performance as well as delivering for the environment.

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Agroforestry delivers for nature and farming

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 10 April 2018

Agroforestry is about making the most of the land area through three dimensional farming. The deliberate integration of trees within agricultural crops and livestock is a win-win for food production and the natural environment.

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Protecting an ancient generation of woods and trees

by Nigel Pugh, Campaigns officer Wales on 07 April 2018

Threatened changes in Welsh planning could jeopardise further our few remaining ancient woods and trees. Responding to this new additional threat to ancient trees and ancient woodland is of the utmost urgency.

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Campaigns update: wild encounters and an update on Raithwaite

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 07 April 2018

This month, news on an ancient wood in Whitby and a couple of interesting applications with a wild side that threaten ancient woodland.

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Public money for public goods – a new land management mechanism?

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 06 April 2018

The Government’s recent agriculture command paper has signalled a move to using public money to provide public goods. But what does that actually mean?

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Agroforestry comes of age

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 27 March 2018

Find out how trees can help your farm, from stabilising soil and helping with flood alleviation to providing valuable shade and shelter.

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Tree canopy cover results – how did your town do?

by Emma Briggs, Programme lead - urban on 26 March 2018

Have you ever wondered whether your town is leafier than your neighbours’? See the results of the tree canopy cover study and some top tips on how to help green your town.

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Woodland Trust shapes historic first ever Scottish Forestry Bill

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 23 March 2018

The Woodland Trust has played a key part in influencing the Scottish Forestry Bill, making it bolder, better, and helping secure the future of Scotland’s woods and trees. (Photo: John MacPherson/WTML)

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Seeing the woods for the trees - what do NPPF proposals really mean?

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 23 March 2018

A deeper look at the wider implications of the National Planning Policy Framework proposals for the environment.

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