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‘Builders who chopped down ancient giant redwood tree should be prosecuted’

A petition has been launched to prosecute the "vandals who destroyed" a giant redwood tree which had a preservation order. Swansea Friends of the Earth has now launched an online petition calling for the prosecution of the people...

Londoners offered 49,000 free trees

Sadiq Khan is inviting Londoners, schools and local community groups to apply for thousands of free trees. Trees are at the heart of our community. They add character to our streets, and provide a host...

The tree climber hoping to be named world champion this weekend

A TREE climber from the New Forest is attempting to scoop a prestigious title when she takes part in an international competition. Josephine Hedger, from Sway, already holds the title of 2017 Women's European Tree...

Bristol launches ambitious target of doubling tree numbers in the city

From the Maple lined streets of Clifton to the Sycamores of Snuff Mills, Bristol is a city synonymous with trees. And now Bristol City Council is teaming up with the Bristol Tree Forum, Forest of Avon Trust...

Police say driver’s decision to stuff car full with tree branches is ‘absolute madness’

Aman's decision to fill a car with tree branches to avoid several trips to rubbish tip has been branded "absolute madness" by police. The driver, in his 40s, was reported for a number of driving offences when...

Alarm over toxic pesticide sprayed on Scotland’s woodlands

Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal. Our investigation has uncovered widespread use of the nicotine-based...

Network Rail won’t fell more trees despite calls from ORR chief

Network Rail will not increase its tree felling programme despite calls from the Chief Inspector of Railways to do so. Chief Inspector of Railways for the Office of Rail and Road Ian Prosser urged Network...

UK trees saved 1,900 lives and £1 billion in medical costs in a year

The removal of pollution by trees, plants and grass saved 27,000 life years and the NHS around £1 billion in medical costs in a year, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said that large...

‘Test tube trees’: An insurance policy against extinction?

The seedling of the mighty oak has had an unusual start in life. Raised using techniques pioneered in fertility labs, it is the product of new efforts to preserve the seeds of wild plants. The world...

Police investigating after tree surgeon trio charged Woodford Green pensioners £10,000 to cut down...

Police investigating after three men allegedly took advantage of an elderly Woodford Green couple and charged them £10,000 for cutting down a tree. The group of men carried out the work in Hillside Avenue a...