Sep 03 2018

Woodwise – EU-exit impacts

Do you read our publication Woodwise? This issue looks at key areas of environmental legislation and protection that will be affected by leaving the EU. Find out what environmental improvement or deterioration may occur as a result by downloading the latest issue here ...

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Jul 31 2018

Whittle maintenance

Just to let you know that Whittle will be unavailable on the 2nd August. We are temporarily taking the website offline to perform some essential maintenance tests. You will be unable to log in for the duration of the maintenance period which is expected to be one...

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Jul 24 2018

We’ve done it! Victory for our ancients

  After two decades of campaigning we have today secured the future of ancient woods and trees.   And we couldn't be happier!   Government amendments to the National Planning Policy Framework published today mean ancient woods and ancient and veteran trees now have the highest possible protection from...

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Jul 23 2018

Dangerous plants guidance

This Guidance is designed to draw attention to toxic plants that are often encountered while working on conservation tasks – it is not exhaustive, and there are other toxic plants within our countryside that are not covered here.   The plants detailed below, however, can pose a...

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Jul 09 2018

Smithills Fire – An update

    You have probably seen the news about the wildfires currently hitting several parts of the country. Unfortunately one of those locations is the Woodland Trust Smithills Estate.     Two separate fires were reported on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th at opposite ends of the Smithills Estate. These two...

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Jul 06 2018

Thank you and goodbye

Thank you   It has been a pleasure to meet volunteers across the UK giving their time to help the Woodland Trust to create a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. I was amazed when joining the team in 2016 that people...

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Jun 22 2018

Is a new pest coming soon to woodland near you?

Scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) have confirmed the presence of the zigzag elm sawfly in the UK. The telltale zigzag feeding trail was left behind by sawfly larvae on leaves collected in Surrey during autumn 2017.   The discovery   As part of local plant recording...

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