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    • The Woodland Trust saves trees in Cheltenham

      Ancient and veteran trees in Cheltenham have been saved from the chop thanks to hard campaigning by the Woodland Trust and the Ancient Tree Forum (ATF). The Trust first objected to the outline application for 100 houses on land adjacent to Oakhurst Rise in October 2017. This was on the…

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    • Rare lichen is living legacy of World War II commando training

      Scientists have discovered rare ‘fire’ lichen growing on the stumps of trees destroyed by flames in the Scottish Highlands during World War II. The Carbonicola anthracophila was discovered by scientists surveying Loch Arkaig Pine Forest near Spean Bridge.  The lichen only grows on charred conifer trees. It has been recorded…

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    • Natural England

      The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England gets new funding

      The Ancient Woodland Inventory for England is to get a radical overhaul to enable changes in national planning policy to be properly implemented. Last year, the National Planning Policy Framework was amended to give ancient woodland and ancient and veteran trees strengthened protection from inappropriate development. The Woodland Trust warned…

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    • Think Global Plant local

      Think Global, Plant Local to tackle climate change

      The UK Government has been urged to ‘Think Global, Plant Local’ to start tackling the damaging effects of climate change.  Independent advisers have told the Government that planting trees and building with wood is a “simple, low-cost option” to remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. A message that…

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    • Tree planting

      Boost for new tree planting in north of England

      The UK Forestry Minister says he is “keen to explore” options for a Forestry Investment Zone (FIZ) in Northumberland – in a move which could help deliver a “step change in tree planting” in northern England. David Rutley MP was responding to calls for a FIZ in the county in…

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    • Woodland Trust Volunteers

      Ancient Tree Inventory project confirms largest collection of oak trees in Europe

      Conservation charity the Woodland Trust is challenging people across the UK to find and map ancient trees. This is after its Ancient Tree Inventory project helped confirm the biggest collection of ancient oak trees in Europe.  Staff at Blenheim Park have been surveying oak trees for several years, and have…

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    • Sheffield

      Diseased street trees in Sheffield to be removed

      A small number of diseased street trees in Sheffield will need to be removed in coming weeks to restrict the spread of a potentially destructive disease called Phytophthora Plurivora. Twenty lime trees on Whitley Wood Road were recently tested by Amey after displaying distinctive signs of disease which, if left,…

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    • Tree giveaway

      Woodland Trust hits free tree milestone

      Woodland Trust hits free tree milestone, and 61,755 of these trees will be planted by 356 organisations throughout Wales this planting season. The Woodland Trust will give away one million trees to schools and communities for the first time in a single season, with the millionth tree hitting the ground…

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    • The David Colegrave Foundation

      The David Colegrave Foundation invests in the future of plant health

      The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) has announced that they will be a supporter of the Royal Society of Biology’s (RSB) Plant Health Undergraduate Summer Studentship Programme for 2019. The scheme invites plant health researchers to submit proposals for one of nine available funded studentships for undergraduates to run over the summer…

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    • Biosecurity

      Hossein Arshadi discusses biosecurity

      Hossein Arshadi, divisional director at Hillier Nurseries discusses what’s needed from the government media and public to prevent a very costly breakdown. He discusses why existing initiatives will not work in practice and what is needed from the government media and public to prevent a very costly breakdown in bio…

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