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Is your tree special enough to be Tree of the Year?

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 20 June 2018

It’s competition time! Which tree will win the coveted Tree of the Year crown?

Longest day of the year: 6 outdoor activities to make the most of the solstice

by Laura Cottam, Volunteer Content Writer on 20 June 2018

The longest day of the year is almost here. Make the most of the extra daylight with these seven activities!

Faughan Valley: from fragments to thriving forests

by Dave Scott, Treescape development lead, Northern Ireland on 15 June 2018

We’re on a mission to futureproof Northern Ireland’s Faughan Valley landscape. It’s good news for wildlife and for the people who live in, work in, or visit the valley.

The first Tree Charter UK board meeting

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 14 June 2018

Thirteen organisations have joined together to form a steering board committed to helping embed the Tree Charter into the fabric of society. Read about our first meeting.

Photograph of ground elder

Foraging in June: edible flowers, plants and herbs

by Helen Keating, Content Manager on 12 June 2018

From fresh flowers and tender leaves to crisp seeds, here are some edible plants to forage in June. These are my top tips on where to find them, and how to turn them into something delicious.

Annual event records 1000th species at Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 05 June 2018

Our third annual bioblitz has recorded the 1000th species at Smithills, but what was it?

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.

Check out Cheltenham Science Festival

by Sofia Nazar-Chadwick, Lead marketing manager - supporter recruitment on 14 May 2018

We're excited to be part of this year's festival which promises six jam-packed days of debate, discovery, experiments and hands on fun. See you there!

Tree pests and diseases: can you spot these common symptoms?

by Charlie Mellor, Content editor on 14 May 2018

Trees and woods are crucial. They provide homes for wildlife, clean air and water, food and fuel. But they're under threat. Take our quiz to see if you can spot the symptoms of these common diseases and pests.

Which birds migrate? Who you can spot this summer

by Charlotte Varela, Volunteer Content Writer on 12 May 2018

Swallows, swifts and martins aren’t our only summer migrants – keep your eyes peeled for these species and record your sightings through Nature’s Calendar.