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What happens to tree seeds at the Millennium Seed Bank?

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 20 February 2018

We take a closer look at what happens to the tree seeds our volunteers send to the Millennium Seed Bank for the UK National Tree Seed Project.

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Ashes to ashes: the inevitable impact of ash dieback

by Vincent Crump, Consultant editor on 15 February 2018

As deadly dieback grips Britain, the sun is setting on many of our 128 million ash trees. The latest issue of Broadleaf tells how we are fighting back – and how you can help.

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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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Campaigns update: how did we do in 2017?

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 17 January 2018

Our latest campaign news and a look back to 2017. Could a new year bring a new fate for our ancient woods and trees?

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What does the future hold for Nidd Gorge?

by Keith Wilkinson MBE, Volunteer Speaker on 14 January 2018

Natural beauty spot Nidd Gorge is a hidden gem and provides the perfect getaway for local Harrogate residents. It is an incredibly diverse wood that could be destroyed by plans to expand the A59.

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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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Thank you for your support in 2017

by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive on 22 December 2017

As the end of the year draws near, we say a big thank you to our supporters for their crucial role in our successes and achievements in 2017.

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A seed's-eye view of the Millennium Seed Bank

by Martha Boalch, Citizen Science Officer on 21 December 2017

The Millenium Seed Bank stores seeds. This is not as simple a task as it may seem on the surface. Discover the surprising answers to some FAQs that intrigue people.

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Campaigns update: a new town, a flood scheme & some Christmas cheer!

by Sally-Ann Smurthwaite, Assistant Campaigner - Policy & Advocacy on 13 December 2017

A real mixed bag (or stocking?) for our final campaigns update of the year. Everything from flooding schemes to nuclear power threaten the UK’s ancient woods. But we also have some Christmas cheer!

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New guidance for planners could help save more ancients

by Luci Ryan, Ecological Impact Assessor on 03 December 2017

Our input into an update of the formal guidance planners should use to protect our ancients could lead to instant changes.

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