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Winter Hill fire still smoking at Smithills

by Russell Hedley, Marketing & Communications Officer on 16 August 2018

The fire at Smithills had officially been declared out, but after smoke was spotted again, we’re urging visitors to take care of the site and themselves.

Campaigns update: hope for the future

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 03 August 2018

Planning policy has brought great news for our ancient woods and trees this month, plus a special zoom in on what has been happening in the South West of England.

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?

Why the funds you raise matter

by Harvina Bains, Digital innovation assistant on 24 July 2018

Without the valuable help of our supporters, members and fundraisers, we wouldn't be able to make the difference we do to woods and trees. Find out how we spend the funds you raise and why they matter.

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.

Action Oak: the £15 million campaign to save our most iconic trees

by Julian Rollins, Broadleaf freelance writer on 13 July 2018

The great British oak is woven into our islands’ DNA. In the face of disease and environmental threats, the nation is rising to its defence.

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?

Campaigns update: railways, housing plans and a win for ancient trees

by Nicole Hillier, Assistant campaigner - ancient woodland on 10 July 2018

The campaigns team has had a railway themed month! Find out about our progress with HS2 and Network Rail, plus a win for ancient trees.

Mark of Zorro: is a new pest coming soon to woodland near you?

by Matt Elliot, Conservation Advisor - Tree & Woodland Health on 21 June 2018

Distinctive examples of leaf damage have recently been discovered which indicate that the zigzag elm sawfly has arrived in the UK