Tag Archives: National Trust

Guest post: National Trust

There are no more than a handful of ancient tree specialists in the UK. These passionate folk can talk with real knowledge about these incredible organisms. We’re fortunate at the Woodland Trust to have Jill Butler to teach and inspire … Continue reading

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New Bristol Mayor elected

The people have spoken! Bristol has chosen the independent candidate George Ferguson as its first ever directly elected Mayor. Winning by over 6,000 votes, the result gives Mr Ferguson a clear mandate for his three and a half year Mayoral … Continue reading

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Vote for trees in Bristol’s Mayoral elections

The City of Bristol will vote for its first ever directly elected Mayor on November 15th – in what offers an unrivalled opportunity for Bristolians to ensure that trees and woodland are on the agenda for the successful candidate.  Here … Continue reading

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Wood Wise: protected species

The Woodland Trust’s latest Wood Wise issue looks at woodland management for protected species. There are a range of case studies from different organisations to show best practice and share experiences. The first case study looks at the restoration of our … Continue reading

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The Ankerwycke Yew – a long story of a special ancient tree

Beside the river Thames, a stone’s throw from Runnymede where King John signed Magna Carta, stands the ancient Ankerwycke Yew. In 2002, the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s historic Golden Jubilee, the Tree Council nominated the Ankerwycke Yew as one … Continue reading

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Wales’ gnarled and wrinkly need you

Imagine that you are like Nerys Jones who is lucky enough to own or manage an ancient tree. Nerys is  the proud owner of the Rhandirmwyn oak, Carmarthenshire, a majestic hollow tree that must be many hundreds of years old. She … Continue reading

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The new planning rules battle

Few can have missed the headlines and increasingly heated discussions around new proposals to change the planning system this week.  Shrinking over 1,100 pages of planning guidance down to just over 50, the thrust of the Government’s new National Planning Policy … Continue reading

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