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Campaigns update: ancient woods and fruit trees under threat

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 08 June 2018

This month the campaigns team has quite the fight on its hands, from a housing development threatening veteran trees to shocking news on HS2.

What is air pollution and what can I do to help?

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 May 2018

In the UK around 40,000 deaths a year are linked to air pollution. Trees in urban areas can improve air quality. You can help by getting involved in tree planting, and defending the trees we already have.

The consultation has closed but the fight for our ancients continues

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 16 May 2018

Thank you so much for your support on the NPPF consultation. You have helped us get this far - now the fight continues!

Environmental governance body consultation announced

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 11 May 2018

The Government has launched a consultation into setting up a new environmental watchdog once we leave the EU.

Campaigns update: a pig farm, housing and composting in ancient woods

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 09 May 2018

Ancient woods may be beautiful at this time of year but plenty of them are still under threat. Find out more about the campaigns team’s latest cases and successes this month.

Talking with farmers about the future

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 04 May 2018

We’ve been meeting farmers to discuss the Government’s consultation on future land management support.

Hope for ancient trees after meeting with minister

by Owen Pugh, Government Affairs Officer on 27 April 2018

Protection for ancient trees could be boosted after our meeting with the housing minister on the National Planning Policy Framework consultation.

Giving evidence at the HS2 Select Committee

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 26 April 2018

The Trust has appeared before the HS2 Phase 2a Select Committee for the first time to persuade it to tunnel under Whitmore and Barhill ancient woods.

Our year in the woods 2017

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 24 April 2018

2.5 million trees planted. Hundreds more schools engaged. The launch of the Tree Charter. We celebrate the successes you've helped us achieve for woods and trees in 2017 with this video round up.

What you think matters

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 23 April 2018

The agriculture command paper is not just about farming and everyone’s opinion is important.