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NPPF – beyond the celebrations

by Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor on 31 July 2018

We got exceptional protection for ancient woods and trees but what about the rest of the NPPF?

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!

Agroforestry Wales – making land work for people and nature

by Nigel Pugh, Campaigns officer Wales on 23 July 2018

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the way we manage our Welsh landscape to the benefit of all in Wales, and all future generations.

Putting a value on urban trees

by Cat Scott and Hannah Walker, Research scientists on 20 July 2018

A new project in Leeds brings scientists and volunteers together to protect the city's trees by valuing the benefits they provide.

Welcome woodland strategy refresh for Wales

by Jerry Langford, Public affairs manager (Wales) on 12 July 2018

The Welsh Government has set out a welcome update to its woodland strategy.

Our second appearance at the HS2 Select Committee

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 12 July 2018

The next phase of HS2 is set to destroy acres of ancient woods. After we raised several points at the latest meeting, progress has been made in some areas.

Update on the Sheffield tree felling scheme

by Joseph Coles, Project Lead - Street Trees on 11 July 2018

There’s lots of talk about negotiation and reaching out to communities, but what’s really going on? And what should happen next?

Electric sheep shows benefits of nature friendly farming in Parliament

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 02 July 2018

We’ve been back in Parliament championing farming that’s fit for the future, outlining our priorities for a future farming support system to MPs and peers with the power shape it.

Speak up for woods and trees this summer

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 02 July 2018

This summer, a national movement is happening. Speak Up Week, from 30 June to 8 July, is a national conversation about climate change and everything it’s affecting. Find out how you can take part.

Scottish Forestry Strategy statement launched at Royal Highland Show

by Arina Nagy-Vizitiu, Public Affairs Officer - Scotland on 27 June 2018

The Scottish Forestry Strategy consultation will open soon and we need your support to ensure our message is heard loud and clear at the highest level in the Scottish Government.