Tag Archives: ancient trees

Will the veterans have their day?

A big decision faces Nottingham City Council’s planning committee this afternoon. Do they approve the University of Nottingham’s plan for a new £2-3 million sports centre as it is? On the face of it, it sounds an easy decision. New … Continue reading

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Highways England – what’s that?

Ever heard of HS2 Ltd? Why yes, you say – it’s that company in charge of building the country’s second high speed railway straight through some of our most precious habitats and threatening, at latest count, 83 ancient woods. How … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: ancient trees

The latest issue of Wood Wise looks at the wonders of ancient trees. The UK has a large percentage of all the ancient trees left in Europe. They are vital for many specialist species and other wildlife, and are culturally … Continue reading

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Are we making progress on better protection for ancient woodland?

As we head towards the Easter break there is a real feel that spring is properly here, although it’s perhaps a little too early to talk of summer (climate change notwithstanding). But, in those places where an institutionalised approach to … Continue reading

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Ancient Woodland Protection – Making a bad situation worse…

Our ancient woodlands have scant protection from development – whether it’s roads, quarries, housing or major infrastructure. We are losing ancient woods year-on-year. We know this because we are contacted by individuals and communities up and down the country, many … Continue reading

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Improving the protection and care of trees of special interest in Wales – latest developments

Following the presentation of a petition to the Welsh National Assembly by the Coed Cadw/Woodland Trust in 2012, we have continued to press for changes in legislation, policy and guidance so that the most valuable Welsh trees are less vulnerable … Continue reading

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5,320 reasons to protect Wales’ ancient and heritage trees

After months of gathering your support for our ‘gnarled and wrinkly’ campaign, yesterday (Wednesday 28 November) our Wales Director, Jerry Langford, our Communications Officer, Rory Francis, and I presented to the Welsh Assembly’s Petitions Committee a 5,320 signature-strong petition about … Continue reading

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