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yesterday at 17:00. Facebook
Can you tell the difference between native British bluebells and non-native Spanish bluebells?

You'll find both types of bluebell growing wild and in gardens in the UK. Test your knowledge with our easy, five-step bluebell quiz!
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Can you tell the difference between native British bluebells and nonnative Spanish
Denise Greenham
Suzanne Kelsall
Fiona Bridges
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The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 14:39. Facebook
Join the Big Bluebell Watch and be a part of our most accurate bluebell survey ever! [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
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Classic FM
Ana Gesbor
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The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 13:00. Facebook
We are beaming live pictures from an osprey nest at Loch Arkaig Pine Forest, where a lone male has taken up residence. But time is running out for him to attract a female.

Affectionately named Lonesome Louis, he arrived back from Africa on 10 April and there are already other osprey pairs in the district settling in to mate.

Find out more about how he's getting on: [ Woodlandtru.st Link...
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We are beaming live pictures from an osprey nest at Loch Arkaig
Abi Rose
Diane Barnard
Rab Swanson
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The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 11:00. Facebook
Got a question about our free tree packs? Can you apply for multiple packs, do you have to be an official group, or wondering if we supply stakes for the trees?

We have a list of frequently asked questions about our tree packs at [ Woodlandtru.st Link ].

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our tree product enquiry form [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
Got a question about our free tree packs Can you apply for
Kyrina Harris
Jayne Morris
My gardening adventure
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 08:00. Facebook
Whatever the public enthusiasm (or lack of) for the ensuing election and the extent to which it may be dominated by the single issue of Brexit, the challenges facing the natural environment are very real and are heavily bound up with our leaving the European Union. It is vital that they are high on the list of priorities of ministers after June 8th and that they get the focus they deserve over...
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Whatever the public enthusiasm or lack of for the ensuing election and
Lee Porter
Jean Thompson
Sarah Boyer
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The Woodland Trust
04/27/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
A group of volunteers from Fingle Woods is about to embark on their second year learning to monitor one of the wood's most charismatic and elusive residents; the dormouse.

Each month, between May and October, these volunteers will accompany an experienced dormouse ecologist as he checks a series of 50 nest boxes strategically positioned in parts of Fingle Woods.

Find out more: [...
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A group of volunteers from Fingle Woods is about to embark on
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Chris Lee
Priscilla Catton
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The Woodland Trust
04/27/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Scotland’s First World War Centenary Wood commemorates everyone who served in the conflict. From its vantage point in the Pentland Hills, Dreghorn looks out across communities where football had a central role in the story.

Players and fans from many Scottish football teams served, died or were injured during the First World War – but at Edinburgh’s Heart of Midlothian club, bonds were...
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Scotlands First World War Centenary Wood commemorates everyone who served in the
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
04/27/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
On Thursday 22nd June, Agroforestry 2017 will be a practical and inspiring day for farmers, foresters, landowners and researchers interested in agroforestry and how growing trees in fields can boost farms’ productivity and profits. The conference will be held at Cranfield University, and will include a panel of experts. Lunch is provided and refreshments provided throughout the day.

Booking...
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On Thursday 22nd June Agroforestry 2017 will be a practical and inspiring
Kathleen O'Kane-Towner
Linda Blakemore
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The Woodland Trust
04/27/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
It's time to follow the fairies! Join Blue and Belle on a blooming marvellous adventure this spring!

Help Blue and Belle, the woodland fairies, on an adventure to save the precious bluebell woods from Big Old Foot, the clumsy giant.

Visit one of our ready-made trails in more than 20 beautiful bluebell woods throughout the UK. Download the Family Trail app and watch Blue and Belle come to...
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Its time to follow the fairies Join Blue and Belle on a
Gemma Cleave
Martin Williams
Clare-Anne Magee
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The Woodland Trust
04/27/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
The Government has proposed adding ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees to the current list of policies that restrict development in England. It's great news! Currently, planning permission should be refused if it impacts these precious habitats. Unfortunately, a loophole has led to devastating losses.

The Housing White Paper consultation is the best route to influence the Government's...
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The Government has proposed adding ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees
Andrew Thompson
Julie Fermer
Simon Wellstead
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
04/26/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
We've had so many people give their support to the Charter for Trees, Woods and People so far, 45,701 to be precise!

On 6 November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the influential 1217 Charter of the Forest, we will launch the Tree Charter to celebrate and protect the right of the people of the UK, to the benefits brought by trees and woods.

You can join in too! When you sign your name, we'll...
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Weve had so many people give their support to the Charter for
Fiona Piercy
Fiona Piercy
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The Woodland Trust
04/26/2017 at 16:15. Facebook
Forthcoming updates to planning policy could have helped save nearly 20 hectares of irreplaceable ancient woodland. These woods, which are home to numerous species of birds, bats and invertebrates, will be permanently lost after Wiltshire Council approved the expansion of Brickworth Quarry near the village of Whiteparish today.

We have condemned this decision, especially in light of recent...
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Forthcoming updates to planning policy could have helped save nearly 20 hectares
Sian Delaney
Penny Galitzine
Christine Stewart
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The Woodland Trust
04/26/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Take some time away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a tranquil springtime walk through one of England's most beautiful bluebell woods.

From the ancient woodland of Shaptor Woods and the historical tracks of Bovey Valley Woods, to the glades and waterfalls of Hackfall - take some time out and enjoy the bluebells this spring: [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
Take some time away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a
Alan Phillips
Jayne Morris
Penny Lamb
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
04/26/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Although many of us walk in the woods on a weekly, or even daily, basis, we don’t always get to see the wide range of wildlife that calls it home.

Chris Mather has been working at our Smithills Estate, near Bolton, and with fellow volunteer Michelle Winnard, he managed to capture this nightime footage. Chris used his specialist knowledge of badgers to track down where the sett had made their...
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Jenna V Carpenter
Paula Smith
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04/26/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
We're pleased to announce the application for the Tirpentwys Quarry access road has been rejected by Torfaen council!

In late 2016 we asked our supporters to speak out against a proposed access road by Peakman Ltd, which would have required a corridor of between 25 and 30 metres of vegetation to be removed and resulted in a loss of approximately three hectares of ancient woodland. The plans...
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Were pleased to announce the application for the Tirpentwys Quarry access road
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Dafydd Ab Emrys
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04/26/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Orange tip butterflies are easily identifiable by the characteristic orange tip of the fore wings of the male (the female is a little harder to spot). This is a species that we have historic records for, dating back to the late 1800s. It is a common butterfly, medium-sized, with a wing span range of 45-50mm.

For Nature's Calendar we're asking you to record when you first see an active orange...
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Orange tip butterflies are easily identifiable by the characteristic orange tip of
Joanna Tinsley
Dale Race
Debbie Gee
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The Woodland Trust
04/26/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
Bluebell Wood - David Harris

Children tiptoe through the bluebell wood
making no sound as they go.
It seems like only yesterday
we saw our children play
the games we used to do.
Now we smile at our grandchildren
playing hide and seek
in the same bluebell wood
where we did play.
Our hair maybe silver and white,
but we are still young at heart
and want to join them
tiptoeing through...
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Bluebell Wood David Harris Children tiptoe through the bluebell wood making no
Janet Cripps
Kathleen Bennett
Princess Tartan
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The Woodland Trust
04/25/2017 at 15:15. Facebook
Are bluebells protected?

Bluebells are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). It prohibits anyone from digging up bulbs in the countryside and landowners from removing bluebells from their land for sale. The species was also listed on Schedule 8 of the Act in 1998 which makes trade in wild bluebell bulbs or seeds an offence.

Bluebells are protected because they face many...
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Are bluebells protected Bluebells are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act
Matthew Swarfield
Craig Young
Diane Penn-berkeley
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04/25/2017 at 13:00. 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 ]
Are you looking to make a difference Whatever you do at the
Hilary Walton
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
04/25/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
Have you spotted the beautiful blue hues of Scotland's bluebells emerging yet?

From Balmacaan in Inverness to Keil’s Den in Leven and Crinan Wood in Crinan - not to mention all the places in between - blue carpets cover the length and breadth of the Scottish countryside.

Here are just some of our top bluebell woods in Scotland: [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]

Where's your favourite?

[Photo: Keil's...
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Have you spotted the beautiful blue hues of Scotland's bluebells emerging yet
Pat Sheldon
Alan Burford-Salter
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