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HS2: Ancient woodlands on borrowed time

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 15 August 2019

Swathes of ancient woodland are living on borrowed time as HS2 starts to force its way through our countryside. But it's not too late to stand up for the irreplaceable habitat.

Ancient woodlands get stay of execution after work is paused on Hereford road schemes

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 09 August 2019

Ancient woodlands in Hereford are getting a stay of execution after a decision to pause all work on two bypasses.

Councils in England fail to enforce planning policy leaving ancient woodland still under threat

by Kevin Stanley, PR officer on 01 August 2019

One year on from strengthened protection in England, local planners are still failing to safeguard the ancient woodland that changes were meant to protect.

Lessons must be learned from Sheffield's mass tree felling

by Kevin Stanley, PR officer on 19 July 2019

Sheffield City Council has been heavily criticised by the Forestry Commission for its mass felling of trees. Read our response.

Woodland Trust responds to Government's Ash Research Strategy

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 07 June 2019

The Woodland Trust has welcomed the Government’s Ash Research Strategy announced yesterday (6 June 2019) to tackle the cocktail of threats facing the UK’s ash trees.

The Woodland Trust praises First Minister’s key decision on M4 relief road

by Rory Francis, Communications Officer - Wales on 04 June 2019

The Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, has warmly welcomed the decision announced by Mark Drakeford today not to proceed with the M4 relief road.

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.

Atlantic Woodland Alliance launched to save Scotland’s rainforest

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 20 May 2019

Some of Scotland’s largest nature conservation organisations are coming together in a bid to save the country’s dwindling rainforests - found on the west coast from Wester Ross down to Argyll.

Ash dieback is predicted to cost £15 billion in Britain

by Hollie Anderson, PR Officer & Celebrity Liaison on 06 May 2019

A team of researchers including the Woodland Trust has calculated the true economic cost of ash dieback. The predictions are staggering, including the estimated total cost of ash dieback to the UK.

Woodland Trust supports calls to halt HS2 site clearance

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 03 May 2019

The Woodland Trust has welcomed calls by more than 40 local councils to stop advance site clearance for HS2.