Policy & influence

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Wales takes the lead on natural resources policy

by Liz Smith, Policy Officer for Wales Environment Link on 18 September 2017

Wales is consulting on how to sustainably manage our natural resources. Wales Environment Link’s Policy Officer explains how to get involved.

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Making Scotland’s Forestry Bill bolder

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 13 September 2017

The Scottish Government’s first ever Forestry Bill is an historic opportunity to ensure Scotland’s forests are expanded and protected properly for the next 100 years.

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Campaigns update: the Crossford Sycamore tree and reasons to celebrate

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner on 13 September 2017

Read all about our latest threat cases – and there’s some news to celebrate!

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More trees, less tarmac

by Richard Barnes, Senior Conservation Advisor on 31 August 2017

We're joining 16 other environmental groups to call for a greener approach to road building in a new report published today.

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High time for trees in towns

by Sam Packer, Campaigns Officer - Wales on 08 August 2017

It can take a while to influence policy but the Trust has worked to change attitudes to urban trees in Wales (Photo: WTML/ Peter Dench)

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MPs meet to discuss need to increase protection for ancient woodland

by Lorraine Mullally, Lead Government Affairs Officer on 14 July 2017

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ancient Woodland and Veteran Trees is up and running again in the new Parliament, already taking action to help improve protection for this irreplaceable and precious habitat

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Campaigns update: cycle tracks, a fishing lake and a new discovery

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner on 05 July 2017

Good news just keeps on coming. Read about our latest successes in the fight to protect ancient woodland and special trees.

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A new Parliament: a new opportunity for woods and trees

by Lorraine Mullally, Lead Government Affairs Officer on 29 June 2017

The election is over, the Queen has spoken, and a new Parliament is in place. What now for woods and trees at Westminster?

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Agroforestry 2017: what happened?

by Helen Chesshire, Senior Advisor on 28 June 2017

250 farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers came together at Cranfield University – all with the collective aim of exploring the practicalities of bringing more trees into farming practice.

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New parliament: new hope for woods and trees?

by James Cooper, Head of Government Affairs on 16 June 2017

What might the new parliament mean for woods and trees? As negotiations surrounding Brexit begin, we want Britain to come away with an improved position in European sustainability.

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