There are varied opportunities across the Trust and, no matter what your role is, you will have the chance to develop your career as well as get out and about in our woods.

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The winner of Northern Ireland's Tree of the Year is the Holm Oak (Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, County Down). This wonderful evergreen tree has been much loved by many generations of Rostrevor locals. Kilbroney Park is home to many remarkable trees, but this tree was unanimously chosen as the favourite by the local community group.

The Holm Oak is now one of the contenders entering the...
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It’s official: the Government has acknowledged that changes to the planning system are needed to improve protection for irreplaceable ancient woodland. New proposals are included in the Housing White Paper published last week.

The Woodland Trust is currently dealing with an unprecedented number of threats to ancient woodland, with 709 woods at risk across the whole of the UK. It has become...
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Spring is almost upon us! This means that the smell of garlic will soon be in the air. Wild garlic or ramsons, as they are also known, can be found in almost all woodlands, and they happen to make fantastic pesto!

Here's how to forage for wild garlic, and make wild garlic pesto.
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02/19/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
The UK has one of the lowest tree cover rates in Europe, just 13% compared to a European average of 37%.

We stand up for trees, and you can too when you claim your free seed pack!

We’re on an ambitious journey to plant 64 million trees by 2025 and joining in is simple. Claim your free seed pack, including rowan, alder buckthorn, dog rose and holly seeds, as well as full planting...
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02/19/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
The old elm tree by the river - Wendell Berry

Shrugging in the flight of its leaves,
it is dying. Death is slowly
standing up in its trunk and branches
like a camouflaged hunter. In the night
I am wakened by one of its branches
crashing down, heavy as a wall, and then
lie sleepless, the world changed.
That is a life I know the country by.
Mine is a life I know the country by.
Willing to live...
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02/18/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
"There is one tree I see regularly whose story I wonder about more than others. It’s a maple tree I walk past on my way to and from my local gym. What makes it stand out is the fact it has a chain and lock that runs through the core of it ... Removing the chain now would severely damage the tree or kill it since the chain is too deeply embedded. For now at least the tree seems in good health...
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02/18/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
#ScienceCorner: Risk of tree species disappearing in central Africa "a major concern"

"Populations of light-demanding trees that dominate the canopy of central African forests are currently aging. With previous studies showing that few young trees are growing to replace them, they are likely to disappear if the forests are not properly maintained. This is a major concern."

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02/18/2017 at 09:01. Facebook
It is the 20th anniversary year of our acquisition of Hucking Estate, what was then our largest woodland in England. Now we’ve been given an unprecedented chance to extend the site and return a large swathe of grazing land to how it might have looked centuries ago, dotted with pockets of ancient woodland and rare chalk grassland.

A large slice of land coming up for sale next door to the...
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02/17/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
We stand up for trees, but we need your help! The UK has one of the lowest tree cover rates in Europe, and you can join us on an ambitious journey to plant 64 million trees by 2025.

Simply claim your free seed pack, with rowan, dog rose, alder buckthorn and holly and get planting!

Your pack comes with full planting instructions and care advice - so what are you waiting for?
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02/17/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
After the dark winter nights, it's refreshing to find that spring is in the air and the first snowdrops are popping up to greet us.

There are many glorious places to see snowdrops in the UK. Why not head out this weekend on one of our favourite snowdrop walks?
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Do you have a favourite snowdrop spot? Let us know!
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02/16/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Along with their historical or cultural significance, our ancient trees are loved by communities because of their special appearance, the rare fungi, plants and animals they support and the stories associated with them. But have you wondered where your nearest ancient tree is?

Visit the Ancient Tree Inventory to find ancient trees near you. You'll be able to record one that is missing or...
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02/16/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Surprisingly, the alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus) is unrelated to the alder. It's a colourful tree native to England and Wales, most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia.

Alder buckthorn is the food plant of the brimstone butterfly, whose caterpillars eat the leaves. Its flowers provide a source of pollen and nectar for bees and other insects, and its berries are eaten by birds.

It...
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02/16/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
The Brimmon Oak (Newtown, Powys) is the Tree of the Year winner for Wales. This giant oak, with a girth of over 6m, hit the headlines in 2009 when plans emerged to fell it to make way for the planned Newtown Bypass. Mervyn Jones, the landowner objected, as his family had always valued the tree. After several engineering proposals and counter-proposals 5,000 people petitioned the Welsh Assembly...
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02/15/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
The UK has one of the lowest tree cover rates in Europe, just 13% compared to a European average of 37%.

We stand up for trees, but we need you to do the same. We’re on a bold ambitious journey to plant 64 million trees by 2025 - so why not join in and claim your free seed pack? Your mixed pack of seeds will contain rowan, dog rose, alder buckthorn and holly, and we’ll stay in touch to help...
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02/15/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Thousands of people and organisations have planted woods with our help over the last forty years.

Whether you want to plant trees in your garden, or join forces with your neighbours to plant a wood in your community, let us help you. We can offer advice about choosing the right trees, how to care for your trees, and how to manage a woodland in the long term. We also have grants and funding...
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02/15/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Join us as we turn a corner of the NEC green at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2017, from 21 to 26 February.

There is something for the whole family at the event, showcasing hundreds of campsites and holiday parks throughout the UK and Europe; it’s the perfect opportunity to wipe away the January gloom and get this year’s adventures lined up.

You can find us in Hall 1 for a rest and a...
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02/14/2017 at 18:00. 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 ]
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02/14/2017 at 15:13. Facebook
This is such a lovely story we thought we'd share it again this year. You can read the full story at [ Woodlandtru.st Link ].

Happy Valentine's Day!
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02/14/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Need a last minute gift for Valentine's Day? Dedicate a tree to your special someone!

Choose the perfect spot in one of our specially selected woods and help wildlife thrive for generations. We'll send your dedication pack by post or email it straight away.

Dedicate your tree at [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]