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UK’s rarest bee discovered at site in southern England

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 02 July 2019

Conservationists are celebrating a “major find” after the UK's rarest bee – the shrill carder bee – was discovered at a site in the south of England.

The forest will see you now! Why a walk in the woods is just what the doctor ordered

by Dee Smith, Senior PR Officer on 01 July 2019

The mental health benefits of spending time in woodland are being put under the spotlight at this week's RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Show.

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.

Rare butterfly makes hearts flutter with big comeback at woodland site

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 30 May 2019

A delicate little butterfly is making a big comeback at a special woodland habitat – with a 20 fold increase in numbers on average over last five years.

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.

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.

Young people to plant first trees of pioneering new forest

by Andy Bond, Senior PR officer on 10 May 2019

Hundreds of young people gathered on a former coal mine site as they planted the first trees of Britain’s first Young People’s Forest.

Rare lichen is living legacy of World War II commando training

by George Anderson, PR & Communications Officer - Scotland on 12 April 2019

Scientists have discovered rare “fire” lichen growing on the stumps of trees destroyed by flames in the Scottish Highlands during World War II.

Council’s attitude puts wildlife at risk

by Kevin Stanley, PR officer on 11 April 2019

A public response from Melton Borough Council highlights a worrying lack of understanding of netting of trees and hedges.

Children and family Easter activities at the Woodland Trust

by Kevin Stanley, PR officer on 01 April 2019

Get out and about this Easter with our exciting woodland activities.

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