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Charity completes purchase of Mead - paving way for Young People's Forest

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 30 July 2019

The Woodland Trust has completed its purchase of Mead - the site of the UK’s first young People’s Forest.

New grants available for local landowners to plant trees with the Woodland Trust

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 24 July 2019

Today we have launched TRUSTwoods, a new grant scheme to help landowners get trees in the ground.

Cotton grass creates December-like scene on moorland

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 04 July 2019

Cotton grass is the symbol of recovery at Winter Hill - one year on from the fire which swept through Woodland Trust-owned land near Bolton.

Planting figures in England decline and woefully short of target

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 13 June 2019

Tree planting statistics released today show the scale of the challenge in meeting the Government's net zero emissions target, says the Woodland Trust.

Farmers and landowners offered once in a life time opportunity to be part of the Northern Forest

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 28 May 2019

Farmers and landowners are being offered the chance to be part of the vast new Northern Forest with heavily subsidized tree-planting incentives.

The best trees to fight disease – get yours at the Suffolk Show

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 23 May 2019

With cases of tree disease on the increase, the Woodland Trust is offering landowners visiting the Suffolk Show the opportunity to claim a special tree pack to help strengthen the rural landscape.

UK needs 50 million new trees per year to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2050

by Steve Marsh, PR Manager on 02 May 2019

The Committee on Climate Change’s report published today outlines the stark increase in woodland expansion needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Poet branches out into a greener future

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 25 April 2019

Wales’ former National Poet, Gillian Clarke, has been busy planting trees at her smallholding. And thanks to the Welsh Government’s Glastir Woodland Creation scheme, all farmers and landowners are being encouraged follow her example.

ancient woodland

New funding will kickstart massive stocktake of England’s ancient woodland

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 12 April 2019

The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England is to get a radical overhaul to enable changes in national planning policy to be properly implemented.

Woodland Trust welcomes Welsh Government’s support for a national forest

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 20 March 2019

The Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) has welcomed a statement by Lesley Griffiths, Wales’ Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, in which she pledged to “accelerate woodland creation” and to progress the First Minister’s commitment to create a new national forest for Wales.