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Let out of the Office

Tom Stephenson – External Funding Officer

A week or so ago as part of my induction to the National Park Authority I accompanied Mark the Woodland Officer to plant oak trees at Keldgate on Levisham Estate. 207 more words

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Hit the Road Jack

The usual mixture of triumph, alarm and gnashing of teeth greeted the publication of the Government’s Roads Investment Strategy earlier this week. Strong reaction to the laying of an additional 1,300 miles of tarmac was heard from both sides, with the media’s focus naturally gravitated towards the potential impact on one of the world’s most iconic prehistoric monuments. 521 more words

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Fascinating new book on Brede High Woods

Patrick Roper is an ecologist who has worked with the Woodland Trust for a number of years. He has recently written a book on the wonders of Brede High Woods, below is his review: 1,070 more words


50,000 shades of grey

The final environmental statement for phase one of High Speed 2 finally arrived on the 25th November 2013.  We all knew it was going to be big, but no one was quite prepared for how difficult it was going to be to wade through all the information contained within it.  853 more words

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Support grows for protecting Smithy Wood

This time last week we launched our campaign to save Smithy Wood, an ancient wood, on the outskirts of Sheffield. Under threat from plans to turn 20 acres of the wood in to a motorway service area, we asked supporters to urge the developers to think again; to understand just how rare and precious ancient woodland is. 273 more words

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Save Smithy Wood!

For those of us who drive, one of the most important things on a long journey is the ability to stop and take a break. It’s important for so many reasons, from comfort to safety.  268 more words

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How old is the oldest tree in the ancient woodland of Ashenground Wood

Although Ashenground Woods is ancient woodland none of the trees are ancient. In fact, most are young – less than a hundred years old. It seems that about 90 years ago almost EVERY tree in the wood was felled and removed. 170 more words

Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland