Category Archives: Woodland creation

In March we are reminded about the importance of small things, as St David suggested!

Rhaid i ni wneud y pethau bychain! There was exciting news at the Wales RDP 2014-2020 Consultation Event last week. The RDP, or Rural Development Plan makes clear how European funding is to be used to support and improve the … Continue reading

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Great news on our grants campaign!

Earlier this week I attended the opening day of the Oxford Farming conference and, as ever, I was impressed by the range and quality of both speakers and attendees. The mood was one of optimism. On my return home I … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: trees and woodland in water management

The latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the opportunities trees and woodland offer for water management. Case studies focus on a number of projects and cover issues such as flooding, pollution of watercourses, soil erosion and the health of … Continue reading

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A gap in grants affects everyone

Planting and establishing trees takes quite a bit of planning, particularly if you are looking for grant aid to support the planting – and most planting schemes above 1 hectare (ha) in size are supported in this way to some … Continue reading

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A reflection on our Healthy Woods, Healthy Lives Parliamentary Reception

Yesterday afternoon, the Woodland Trust held a hugely successful reception in the Houses of Parliament to exalt the tremendous health, wellbeing and other benefits of woods and trees, to a large number of influential partners – Ministers, MPs, peers, civil … Continue reading

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Two years without new tree planting grants in England!

*Update! Our petition is now live! Please join more than 25,000 others and back our call* In all of the talk about Common Agricultural Policy reform over the last few months including all those technical policy concepts such as greening, modulation and … Continue reading

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Making woodland homes

From 2016 all newly built homes will have to comply with the Zero Carbon Buildings Regulations as part of the national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050. It’s a tough challenge, and aside from … Continue reading

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More than a metaphor?

Reflections on the 2013 party conference season. Well, that’s conference season of the main parties over for another year. That annual round of gatherings of the party faithful which in reality, as you’ll have seen from the media, are increasingly … Continue reading

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Another Acronym: NPPG (National Planning Practice Guidance)

Another day, another acronym in the world of planning. Last week saw the launch of the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) website. This new website was launched in response to the Taylor Review. The review set out that the government … Continue reading

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Farming, naturally

Shirley and Michael Clarke run Williamwood Farm near Lockerbie in the south of Scotland. Last year they created two Jubilee Woods on their land with support from the Woodland Trust. Hundreds of local school children had the chance to plant … Continue reading

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