Tag Archives: Health

Nature is good for us – time to return the favour

Good news this week – more people in England are getting out into nature and more recognise and feel the health benefits this offers. But while people clearly value nature, they are not necessarily willing (or able) to take positive … 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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Well-being – a test of joined up Government

This morning saw the publication of a further update of the Government’s proposed measures of national well-being or ‘happiness index’ as it has become known in some quarters. Visitors to the ONS website will not lack for quantities of data … Continue reading

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Play your part to help stop the spread of tree diseases

It’s not often in my line of work that you get asked to be in film – and if I am honest it’s not something I would normally jump at either! But in this case I was more than delighted … Continue reading

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Why trees?

I just had to share this fantastic, short doodle-video with you. In a nutshell, it illustrates why we work so hard to protect and expand our tree and woodland resource. Trees are so important to our lives, and they work so hard … Continue reading

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What are Ecosystem services?

You may have heard of the term ‘ecosystem services’ – very much a buzz phrase at the moment in Government circles and a mainstay of recent documents, like the Welsh Environment Framework or the upcoming Scottish Biodiversity Strategy. You may … Continue reading

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Natural stress relief

On top of our recent post about the benefits of green space for our immune systems, researchers have now been able to show with biological tests that living near green space is associated with lower stress levels. There’s been strong … Continue reading

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