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    • Stanmer Park

      Horse power arrives in Stanmer Park, Brighton

      A team of heavy horses are the latest recruits to the council’s countryside team at Stanmer Park. Led by Dan and Jess Brown, the Comptois horses will spend the next three weeks helping to clear sycamore and ash trees thinned out as part of the park’s Woodland Management Plan. Horses…

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    • Over 700,000 free trees for communities and schools

      Almost 4,000 schools and community groups will be taking delivery of the free saplings. Whilst each group has its own reasons for planting, every tree will count towards the Trust’s campaign to help tackle climate change. The Big Climate Fightback aims to get more than a million people to pledge…

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    • The Woodland Trust restores arboretum in Wales

      The National Lottery support has enabled the Woodland Trust (Coed Cadw) to bring the historic gardens of Cefn Ila back to life, restoring wildlife habitats and creating acres of new native woodland. Cefn Ila near Usk in Monmouthshire was once the site of a 19th century mansion and gardens. It…

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    • RHS tree scientist to advise on climate-proof species

      As the UK works towards ambitious tree planting targets, the RHS has announced it is recruiting a tree scientist to advise gardeners on the species best suited to withstand and help minimise the impact of climate change. A five-year fellowship, jointly funded by the charity and by the horticulture industry,…

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    • Hackney Council

      5,000 new street trees to be planted in Hackney

      Hackney Council is set to plant 5,000 new street trees by 2022. This will increase canopy cover by 50% in the single largest investment in trees in the history of the borough. Also, the council will deliver an additional 1,000 high-quality trees in parks and green spaces, and work with…

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    • £50 million Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme launched

      The government today (Monday 4 November) launched a £50 million scheme to help boost tree-planting rates in the fight against climate change. The new Woodland Carbon Guarantee will encourage farmers and landowners to plant more trees and create new woodland in return for payments as those trees grow. It gives…

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    • Tree Cities of the World programme unveiled

      Trees for Cities leads the Tree Cities of the World programme in the United Kingdom. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Arbor Day Foundation have unveiled their Tree Cities of the World programme in the United Kingdom. It is an initiative to recognise…

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    • Woodland management taking place at Marlhill Copse

      Southampton Airport has started woodland management work on its land at Marlhill Copse. It has stated that this is following advice from a chartered arboriculturalist. The airport purchased the copse in August 2018, in order to undertake tree management activities required under European legislation. However, airport management has received specialist…

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    • Liverpool’s Allerton Oak crowned England’s Tree of the Year

      Liverpool’s lofty Allerton Oak has been crowned England’s Tree of the Year. The tree, which stands in the city’s Calderstones Park received 34% of more than 11,000 votes cast in the Woodland Trust’s annual competition. It will now represent the UK in the European Tree of the Year contest which…

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    • Timberland commits to plant 50m trees over the next five years

      Timberland, the fashion brand, have made a bold commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world over the next five years. It has teamed up with seven partners from all over the world to deliver this and launch the Plant the Change™ campaign. The partners Timberland have teamed up…

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    • Shell to fund Forestry and Land Scotland to generate carbon credits

      Scottish ministers have been criticised for accepting £5m from Shell to help fund a tree-planting programme as part of its climate strategy. Shell confirmed it will fund public body Forestry and Land Scotland to generate carbon credits. This has sparked a controversy amongst industry experts. Responding, Scottish Green land reform…

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    • Oak

      Surrey to plant 1.2 million trees

      Surrey County Council has committed to facilitate the planting of 1.2 million trees – one for every Surrey resident – by 2030. The very first tree will be planted this Saturday (5 October), at the 10th anniversary Surrey Hills Wood Fair in Cranleigh. The oak tree will be planted by…

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    • 55,000 free trees to be given away to Londoners

      The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced that 55,000 free trees are available for Londoners. This is for individuals to plant in their gardens and shared green spaces, and for larger community led ‘plant-athons’. The 55,000 free trees are part of a total of 95,000 new trees the Mayor…

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    • Prince Harry

      Prince Harry encourages people to “look up” and share the beauty of trees

      HRH The Duke of Sussex has partnered with National Geographic to become guest editor of the National Geographic Instagram account on Monday September 30th, as people from all over the world are encouraged to ‘look up” and share the beauty of trees. Working with Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National…

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    • Over half of Europe’s native trees face extinction

      Over half (58%) of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction. This is according to assessments of the state of the continent’s biodiversity published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The introduction of invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development are key threats causing the decline of…

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