The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 11:32. Facebook
Let's celebrate incredible woods and trees this summer – by throwing a tree party!

We all need trees. They are essential to life. They clean our air and cool our cities. They provide homes and food for wildlife. And they are the best playgrounds. But they are facing more threats than ever before and they need us to fight for them.

Your tree party is a chance to have fun with family and... View more »
Let's celebrate incredible woods and trees this summer – by throwing a tree party

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Tanya Camilleri
Mary Lennox
John Crouch
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
yesterday at 08:00. Facebook
The lives of trees can span generations. Trees in the landscape, in literature and in art all give us clues about our ancestors, our archaeology and culture. That's why Carenza Lewis is supporting the Tree Charter.

Show us that you support trees and sign the Tree Charter. All we need is your name! [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
The lives of trees can span generations Trees in the landscape in

Carenza Lewis is supporting the #TreeCharter!

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Freda Lloyd
Stevie Royal
Jonathan Wilkinson
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/23/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
This is our final video in our series of our favourite British trees and exploring how they change during the year.

Today we look at the English oak (Quercus robur), arguably the best known and loved of British native trees. It is the most common tree species in the UK, especially in southern and central British deciduous woods. The oak has for centuries been a national symbol of strength... View more »
This is our final video in our series of our favourite British

A Year in the Life of an English Oak

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Linda Blakemore
Lily Deville
Tony Smith
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/23/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
Can You Hear - Garth Gilchrist

If I say “wind in pine”
Will you hear it?
Only waves of air
Washing around inside you
Through limbs of trees
You planted there long ago
Or yesterday
Will deliver my words to you alive
Will carry you into
The pure wonder of wildness
Like a dry needle swept into the sky.
Can You Hear Garth Gilchrist If I say “wind in pine” Will

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Linda Blakemore
Callum Tof
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/22/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
An ancient tree is one which has lived beyond the mature phase of its life and is old in comparison with other trees of the same species. It will probably have a small canopy and a wide trunk which will most likely be hollow.

It would be hard to put a specific age on when a tree becomes ancient, not least because different species age at different rates. Birch trees are fairly fast growing... View more »
An ancient tree is one which has lived beyond the mature phase

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Lollo Rosso
Kristien Massie
Janice Lambie
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/22/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
The latest issue of Wood Wise provides fascinating insights into the beetles found in woodlands, wood pasture, and parkland!

Beetles represent one fifth of all living organisms and are the largest group of insects, many of which are associated with woods and trees for at least part of their life history.

Learn about the unique communities and ecological requirements of tree-associated... View more »
The latest issue of Wood Wise provides fascinating insights into the beetles

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Nancy Eberle
Abigail Gibbard
Claire Tullett
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/22/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
#ScienceCorner: the strange case of pine #trees that always lean towards the equator

You can find them in many places around the world - tall, lean conifers that can't seem to grow straight. And now scientists have figured out that the direction these Cook pines (Araucaria columnaris) lean is always towards the equator, but they're not quite sure why.

"We uncovered a surprisingly consistent... View more »
ScienceCorner: the strange case of pine trees that always lean towards the equator

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Jared Maines
Sean Duffy
Cait Faulkner
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/22/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
If you’re looking to plant a large number of trees on your farm or private land we can help. We can offer tailored advice, trees and protection, and grants and funding. All the trees we supply are sourced and grown in the UK.

Planting a shelterbelt, harvesting your own woodfuel, or planting hedgerows on your land - find out more about our large-scale planting schemes at [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]
If you’re looking to plant a large number of trees on your

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Mike Vallender
Rachel Grey
Hazel Hanslip
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Since we know how much you all love summer picnics, we're giving away ten of these funky summer jute bags perfect for carrying to your favourite picnic spot!

To be in with a chance of winning simply head to the online entry form: [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]

The giveaway closes on the 27 July, and ten lucky winners will be selected at random.

And if you don't want to leave it to chance, you can... View more »
Since we know how much you all love summer picnics we're giving

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Jane Kirton-Smith
Janice Lambie
Lorraine Barresford
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/21/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
What better, in summer, to combine the woods and the seaside in one trip? We'd like to share one of our favourite seaside woods, Coed Llechwedd, in Gwynedd.

Clinging to the western ramparts of Snowdonia, right behind the dune-dimpled Meironydd coast, Llechwedd Wood has been in Harlech Castle's back garden since medieval times. The castle dominates the view, sprouting from a rocky eyrie... View more »
What better in summer to combine the woods and the seaside in

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Phillipa Rees
Shaun Lowthian
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/21/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Are you passionate about the environment and keeping our green spaces? Our ancient woodland is increasingly under threat from development and keeping abreast of planning applications registered across the UK is becoming ever demanding. We need help to spot the planning applications that will put our ancient woodlands under threat.

If you'd like to help, we're seeking volunteer Woods Under... View more »
Are you passionate about the environment and keeping our green spaces Our

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The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/21/2017 at 10:45. Facebook
Responding to today's speech on the future of the environment by the Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove, in which he stated the importance of woodland creation and need for policies and incentives to stimulate it, our CEO Beccy Speight, said:

“Alongside yesterday’s Defra announcement of a £13m tree planting fund and today’s land management vision presented by the CLA there... View more »
Responding to today's speech on the future of the environment by the

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Helen Robertson
John Greves
Alison May
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/21/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Scotland! Nominations for Tree of the Year 2017 are now open!

From elegant cherry trees to towering elms, do you have a tree with an interesting story that is special to you, your friends and family or your community? Nominations are now open to any living tree in the UK with a story to tell, and any individual, group or organisation can enter a tree until midnight on Sunday 30 July.

From... View more »
Scotland Nominations for Tree of the Year 2017 are now open

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Kaye Brennan
Jane Concar
Heather Burns
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/20/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Swathes of stunning wildflowers are lining the pathways this summer at Brackfield Wood.

Brackfield Wood, just outside Derry/Londonderry, is one of four flagship woods taking shape across the UK to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

We’ve already planted almost 24,000 native saplings here – part of an ambitious 40,000 target. The trees will be a lasting and peaceful... View more »
Swathes of stunning wildflowers are lining the pathways this summer at Brackfield Wood

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The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/20/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Every minute you give matters to us. If none of our current volunteering opportunities appeal to you, or you only have a small amount of time to give, then there are other ways you can support us. This kind of volunteering can fit around a busy life.

From recording the seasons with Nature's Calendar to reporting tree pests and diseases as part of a joint early warning detection system - get... View more »
Every minute you give matters to us If none of our current

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Kevin Delamere
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/20/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
The Summer issue of LEAF! newspaper, produced by Common Ground for the Tree Charter campaign, has been published!

This issue contains information about
• The Tree Charter Arts programme
• A map showing the Tree Charter Arts and Heritage Trail
• Trees in Art
• The 10 Tree Charter Principles and how to collect signatures
• and much more!

Read the issue and find out how you can request hard... View more »
The Summer issue of LEAF newspaper produced by Common Ground for the

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Sarah Jameson
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/20/2017 at 08:00. Facebook
Trees and woods are crucial. They provide homes for wildlife, clean air and water, food and fuel - but they're under threat.

60 million trees have been taken by Dutch Elm disease. 126 million trees in British woods at risk of ash dieback. 19 pests and diseases are attacking our native trees, six have reached epidemic levels. And at least 11 more diseases are nearing our... View more »
Trees and woods are crucial They provide homes for wildlife clean air

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Debbie Dumont
Komorebi Nigra
Zoë Langford
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/19/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
The Tree Charter now has over 71,000 signatures!

The Tree Charter will draw its strength from the hundreds of thousands of people across the UK that sign. We believe the people of the UK have a right to the benefits brought by trees and woods, and the new charter will recognise, celebrate, and protect this right.

Be a part of this historic moment! Sign the Tree Charter to show your support... View more »
The Tree Charter now has over 71 000 signatures

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Sarah Louise Carney
Shane Thomson
Miniscoff
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Find your inner hunter-gatherer and look for seasonal, edible wild plants this month. From bilberries to chickweed and wild strawberries, you’ll find them along hedgerows, path edges, woodland and heathland.

Here are some identification tips and recipes ideas to get you started: [ Woodlandtru.st Link ]

A wild food foray is a great way to connect us with our landscape, but please follow our... View more »
Find your inner hunter gatherer and look for seasonal edible wild plants

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Philip Box
Peter Davis
Richard Pattinson
The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust
07/19/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
As part of the Tree Charter arts programme, there will be 8 artists in residence around the UK across the summer of 2017. Today's blog focuses on Clementine Blakemore, who is working with the Kingcombe Centre in Dorset. She will be exploring issues of nature, access – both Principles of the Tree Charter.

Clementine Blakemore is lead artist in the collaborative design and assembly of a new... View more »
As part of the Tree Charter arts programme there will be 8

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Ange Fane