Trees and forests

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‘I’m seen as the fool’: the farmers putting trees back into the UK’s fields
It’s hoped a 12-year trial in Devon will persuade policymakers to back silvopasture to benefit the soil, livestock and climate

Patrick Barkham Photographs by Jim Wileman

16, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance
Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

13, May, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Chainsaw massacre: tree poaching hits Canada amid lumber shortage
Officials on Vancouver Island say at least 100 trees have been illegally cut down, leaving one stump with a face carved into it

Leyland Cecco

13, May, 2021 @9:45 AM

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‘Love our bogs’: UK should harness all its landscapes in fight for climate – report
First complete assessment of how UK nature-based solutions can combat the climate and biodiversity crises released ahead of crucial environment summits

Phoebe Weston

11, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Forest the size of France regrown worldwide over 20 years, study finds
Nearly 59m hectares of forests have regrown since 2000, showing that regeneration in some places is paying off

Oliver Milman in New York

11, May, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Logging exempt from environment laws despite destroying threatened species’ Victorian habitat, court finds
VicForests won appeal even though federal court upheld finding its activities threatened greater glider and Leadbeater’s possum

Adam Morton Environment editor

10, May, 2021 @5:38 AM

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Colorado’s ‘rebel’ farmers – ‘I’d like to see industrial farming go extinct’
Jake Takiff is part of a trend towards ‘regenerative’ farming, a more environmentally and economically sustainable model of managing the land

Natalie Lampert in Colorado

08, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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National Trust to recreate 19th-century Norfolk woodland using RAF photos
Oxburgh Hall project will replant native trees in Grade II-listed parkland with Victorian survey map

Jessica Murray

07, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Secrets of the dead wood: ancient oaks hold key to new life
In Richmond Park, decaying logs and mangled old branches are no longer cleared away but valued as habitats for birds and insects

Phoebe Weston

05, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Life finds a way: in search of England’s lost, forgotten rainforests
Much of Britain’s temperate rainforest has been destroyed – but it can sometimes regenerate. The race is on to map what survives and restore what we can

Guy Shrubsole

29, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Court overturns ban on HS2 tree felling brought in over fears for rare bat
Judge rules that work on high speed rail link can continue in Buckinghamshire woodland

Diane Taylor

27, Apr, 2021 @12:16 PM

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Activists fight to save 550-year-old oak threatened by new Shrewsbury road
Objectors say relief road contradicts council’s net zero target and will damage local wildlife sites

Patrick Barkham

26, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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