Tag Archives: nature

HS2: threatened communities come together

On Saturday 29th June our campaigning team took part in the StopHS2 Convention, an event aimed at community groups affected by the planned route. Based at the Staffordshire Showground, the irony was not lost on anyone that the beautiful site … Continue reading

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Danny Alexander MP says he is listening…

Just two weeks ago we launched a campaign entitled ‘Dear Danny’. It was a campaign conceived in the back room of a local café in Grantham between a few colleagues who had realised that with a Spending Review looming and … Continue reading

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Earth Day – Sing for the Trees

Our latest guest blog comes from the lady that is inspiring thousands of people across the world to unite their voices in song for the trees that bring so much life to our world. Susan Hale tells you how to … Continue reading

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Natural capital in a state?

I may have mentioned this before but I am a geek and sometimes I think I fall into my deep green silo not realising that I have left most of the population behind! This thought was the result of questioning … Continue reading

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Ben Law – a rare species!

The Woodland Trust was recently approached by documentary film maker Robert Stern. He is currently filming with Ben Law, Grand Design’s most popular self builder who wowed and amazed millions with the way he harmoniously synced his life with his woodland surroundings. He wanted to share … Continue reading

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Caring for God’s trees

Ancient yews, of which there are many in Wales, are often associated with ancient, pre-Christian burial grounds. They hold a particular fascination as a legacy from distant ancestors. Recently Ancient Tree Hunt volunteer verifier, Rob McBride, called by Pennant Melangell, … Continue reading

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Lords shed light on Government’s new Forestry Policy

This Wednesday saw a very welcomed debate on the Governments’ response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations, led by the Panel’s Chair, the Rt Rev James Jones, the Bishop of Liverpool.   Given that the Government’s new Forestry Policy Statement … Continue reading

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