• The True Value of Sheffield’s Threatened Trees

    The true value of the trees around us is often overlooked, because the services they are performing for us are invisible to the naked eye. Their impact on the environment is huge, but is often not appreciated until it is gone. The Tree Charter seeks to ensure that this hidden value is recognised, and that […]

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  • Threat Detectors

    I first learnt about the role of a Woods Under Threat Detector when volunteer manager Sarah Cooley gave a presentation at a WT networking day. I already volunteered for the trust as a tree surveyor, monitoring the key pests and diseases threatening our trees. Seeking out ancient woodland at risk of damage or destruction by […]

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  • Nature’s Poetry Against The Sky

    Climbing trees as a child was an adventure. I took them for granted, never really having knowledge back then of the threat to these wonderful friends. Now, as an adult, sitting up a tree not only eases my depression but also gives me an idea of how birds, squirrels who dine on the hazel tree […]

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  • Stop the Chop

    Forestry in Scotland Forestry is important for Scotland, a billion pound industry of timber, recreation, landscape and tourism. It also faces significant challenges; meeting climate change targets through new woodland creation; maintaining a supply of timber in the face of a forecast slump in the next half century; and tackling the shockingly low rates of […]

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  • What tree species should I plant?

    RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd argues that to counter the threat of tree diseases and pests we should plant a much greater variety of tree species, both native and non-native, in our woods. This will make them more resilient and sustainable. Tree diversity “What tree species should I plant in my wood?” is a question at […]

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  • The Tree Council on National Tree Week

    Charlotte Rixon from The Tree Council looks forward to National Tree Week, starting Saturday 26th November.  Gathering stories; changing views With one year to go until the Charter for Woods, Trees and People launches in November 2017, The Tree Council, along with over 50 other organisations, has been busy gathering people’s stories, thoughts and memories about why […]

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  • Looking Towards The Future Of Our Churchyard Trees

    Trees in churchyards It is estimated that the Church of England has some 10,000 churchyards. No-one knows just how many trees they contain or indeed what sort of trees they are.  We know that the yews in our churchyards are part of a unique collection – perhaps the world’s greatest collection of ancient trees – […]

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  • Forestry Workers’ Stories- The APF

    The Charter team at the APF: We attended the APF event in September, which is run by Confor every two years. We spent an enjoyable three days collecting stories from foresters and people who work with woods and trees. We were lucky to gather their opinions about why trees and woods are useful and the […]

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