Latest Woodland Trust Stories

2008-10-06 09:00:13

By Rob Edwards Environment Editor THE Forestry Commission has withdrawn a plan to build a green community in an ancient woodland in the wake of fierce opposition from environmental groups and local residents. The commission's controversial application for 32 "sustainable" homes in Kilnhill Wood near Nairn was facing rejection by Highland Council's local planning committee on Tuesday, in line with a recommendation from officials. Late on Friday, however, after inquiries by the Sunday...

2008-09-18 00:00:16

By LAURA DALE Pupils across Teignbridge are encouraging residents to hand over their old Yellow Pages directory for recycling. The youngsters are participating in the Yellow Woods Challenge, a simple, educational and fun environmental campaign run by Yellow Pages, working with the Woodland Trust and Teignbridge District Council. Over the next five weeks, 18 schools will be collecting old directories to help them win the local recycling competition. Schools that collect the highest...

2008-07-29 18:00:30

England's largest new native forest is to be created with the planting of 600,000 trees. The pounds 8.5 million project covering 850 acres in Hertfordshire will be bigger than Sherwood Forest. The Woodland Trust said the scheme would be open to the public and provide health, education and leisure benefits, as well as habitat for wildlife, within 20 miles of London. The trust aims to create the largest continuous new broadleaf woodland on land it is planning to buy near the village of...

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