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Citizen science data: addressing important questions on the future of UK woods and trees

The Woodland Trust has been actively involved in citizen science for many years. Its projects have included the Ancient Tree Hunt, helping to map the UK’s valuable ancient trees and the Nature’s Calendar scheme, collecting thousands of records of natural … Continue reading

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What fungi are trying to tell us about our planet’s future

With the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness most definitely upon us, it’s a good time to start looking out for fungi. In fact, researchers have found that owing to climate warming, we now have twice as long to look … 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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Space to breathe – trees and urban air quality

A report on Trees and Urban Air Quality released by the Woodland Trust today, and produced in cooperation with Lancaster University and the University of Birmingham, shows that despite air quality in the UK improving in recent decades, there remain … Continue reading

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Taking a leaf out of Thoreau’s book

I was intrigued to read this week that scientists are using the natural history records of Henry David Thoreau to track the effects of climate change. It prompted a couple of thoughts. First, how fitting it is that the man … Continue reading

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