The Woodland Trust
03/24/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Schools and community groups can gain so much from planting trees! Not only are you helping the environment, and making your space greener and more pleasant, but it's a fantastic learning and bonding experience that all ages can enjoy and get involved with.

Sign-up now for our free tree packs and get planting together! [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 15:00. Facebook
In case you missed it - the Welsh entry in European Tree of the Year, the Brimmon Oak, finished in 2nd place, our best ever finish! The tree was only 1,394 votes behind the winner, 'Oak Jozef', the Polish entry.

Beccy Speight, our chief executive, said "The UK is rightly renowned for having some of the best examples of ancient trees in Europe, so it’s good to see them finally achieving...
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The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 12:00. Facebook
Looking to plant trees on your farm?

There are so many benefits, from financial benefits to positive effects for biodiversity. We can offer you expert advice and help, as well as grant schemes, to get planting on your land.

Find out more: [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]

[Photo of Paul Nickson and Gruff, planting their MOREwoods trees]
The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 09:00. Facebook
Looking for something special for mum this year? Why not plant a tree together to celebrate Mother's Day?

Sainsbury's are offering 5,000 beautiful wild cherry and 5,000 crab apple trees in over 500 stores around the UK - perfect for mum! They're also donating 10p to us for every tree sold.

Buy yours for £4 and create a growing tribute to family love, and a memory to share together for years...
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The Woodland Trust
03/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Jean Combes OBE is an inspirational Nature’s Calendar recorder, and our citizen science officer was honoured to meet her this month as she visited Ashtead in Surrey, Jean’s home town, to plant a tree to celebrate her 90th birthday and impressive 70 year oak budburst record!

Jean started recording tree timings (phenology) when she was 20 years old and has continued to record the dates of...
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The Woodland Trust
03/22/2017 at 13:30. Facebook
Are you looking to make a difference? Whatever you do at the Woodland Trust you will be working to protect our valuable trees and woods. Apply now at [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
The Woodland Trust
03/22/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Almost half the global bluebell population is found in the UK; from tiny crops in hedgerows to great carpets of blue.

As the name suggests, the native bluebell has violet-blue bell-shaped flowers. Flowers are straight sided and are made up of six petals with upturned tips. Bluebells have a tall flowering stem which droops or nods distinctively to one side. The flowers have a strong sweet...
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The Woodland Trust
03/22/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
The Government has proposed adding ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees to the current list of policies that restrict development in England. It's great news! Currently planning permission should be refused if it impacts these precious habitats. But a loophole has led to devastating losses.

The Government intends to add ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees to a list of the...
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The Woodland Trust
03/22/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Bluebells - David Wood

Bluebells carpet the woodland floor
Packed so tightly that insects tip-toe
Softly and quietly between them.
Their beauty unlocks a woodland door

With such colour of delicate blue,
And a fragrance that is heaven sent.
They droop their heads in the spring rain,
With their beauty making all things new.

Their magic weaves a pleasant spell
A sea of blue that meanders in...
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The Woodland Trust
03/21/2017 at 18:26. Facebook
European Tree Of The Year announcement!
The Woodland Trust
03/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Our Ancient Tree volunteer Judy Dowling has been busy hunting for other mulberry trees across the UK. She has recieved over 100 emails detailing the location of ancient mulberry trees!

"Since my last blog, in which I uncovered the origin of the childhood nursery rhyme "Here we go round the Mulberry Bush," I've made it my mission to record as many of these under-rated and under-recorded trees...
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The Woodland Trust
03/21/2017 at 14:03. Facebook
"All the little or larger problems we face day by day are irrelevant compared to losing our natural heritage. We simply cannot survive without clean water, clean air, healthy soils, or even without the evolutionary forces of nature. Life is a process of constant development and adaptation and if we do not leave the spaces necessary for this adaptation, we will critically endanger this...
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The Woodland Trust
03/21/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
Today marks World Poetry Day, a day intended to promote the reading and writing of poetry throughout the world! There are plenty of poems about trees we love, and we've included one of our favourites below - but what are your favourite tree and woodland poems?

Trees - Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the...
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The Woodland Trust
03/21/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Wood fuel production is not only good for helping reduce our carbon footprint in the fight against climate change - it can also help support British wildlife and ancient woodland.

Today is the International Day of Forests, and it celebrates the part that trees and woods play in energy production. Non-native wood that isn’t good enough quality to be made into building timber etc. can often...
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The Woodland Trust
03/21/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Watch out for us on BBC Breakfast this morning - we'll be talking about the Brimmon Oak in the running for European Tree of the Year, as well as how you can help "Save Our Ancients"!
The Woodland Trust
03/20/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
For one week every year our wood at Lang Craigs, near Dumbarton, takes its place at the cutting edge of the contemporary art world when numerous pieces and performances of public art are installed by students from the world-renowned The Glasgow School of Art

2017’s works include Robyn Anderson’s sculptures for sending messages out to sea. The tall tripods are topped with what the artist...
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The Woodland Trust
03/20/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Looking for a gift for Mother's Day? Why not dedicate a tree?

Available in woods all over the UK, a tree dedication will help wildlife thrive for generations to come. We'll send your dedication pack by post, or straight away by email if that's more convenient. We also offer benches or memorial posts for larger dedications of woodland groves.

Give the gift of peace and quiet with a tree or...
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The Woodland Trust
03/20/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
The Government has proposed adding ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees to the current list of policies that restrict development in England. Through the new Housing White Paper the Government intends to add them to a list of the nation’s assets that should be explicitly protected from development. This would raise their status in planning terms to that of National Parks, SSSIs or Green...
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The Woodland Trust
03/20/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Around the country the first green shoots of bluebells can be seen poking above the ground. That can only mean our beautiful blue displays, for which the UK is famous, are coming soon!

There are so many beautiful bluebell woods, but here are a few of our favourites in Scotland - from Keil's Den to Glen Finglas!
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Where's your favourite bluebell spot?
The Woodland Trust
03/19/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
The link between modern day drinking establishments, trees and those who livelihoods depended on woods and forests can be traced to this day in the titles of a host of public houses and restaurants. The Royal Oaks, Foresters Arms, The Green Man, The Robin Hood, are all extremely popular, although pubs named after conifers seem few and far between. Many pubs with tree tags are in the midst of...
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