Policy & influence

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The value of trees to farming

by Frances Winder, Conservation Policy Lead on 20 February 2018

Michael Gove has repeated his views that trees, woods and hedges are an integral part of the future for farming.

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Farming with trees

by David Rose, Farmer on 16 February 2018

Read the fourth in the collection of essays we presented to policymakers at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in December 2017.

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High Speed Rail Bill heading to the House of Commons

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 08 February 2018

The Bill for HS2 Phase 2a is heading to the House of Commons. We will be petitioning on behalf of ancient woods and trees.

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Show the love by recording the signs of spring

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 03 February 2018

This February, hearts are turning green. In partnership with The Climate Coalition, we’re asking everyone to show the love by noticing the change happening around them. Help us record the signs of spring!

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Farming in a post-Brexit UK

by Andrew Clark, Director of policy at the National Farmers’ Union on 25 January 2018

Read the third of the collection of essays we presented to policymakers at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in December 2017.

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Taking root: how we put trees and woods at the heart of our landscapes

by Sue Hayman, MP on 15 January 2018

Read the second of the collection of essays we presented to policymakers at a reception at the Houses of Parliament in December 2017.

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What is a neighbourhood plan? And what to include

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 13 January 2018

Neighbourhood plans are a great way to bring people together to shape their future. In doing so you can put trees at the heart of your community.

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Tree Preservation Order to the rescue!

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 12 January 2018

The right legislation in the right place, at the right time, can have a powerful impact. A TPO granted in North Lanarkshire should help keep ancient woodland safe for generations to come.

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A welcome 25 year plan but policy changes must now be put in place

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 11 January 2018

In the first major speech by a Prime Minister on the environment in 17 years, the Government has vowed to leave the environment in a better condition than inherited. Read our response to today's 25 year plan.

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Creating a buzz with nature-friendly farming

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 11 January 2018

We’ve been extolling the virtues of trees on farms at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

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