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Cones hanging from tree
Blog
04 November 2021
How a Christmas tree favourite is part of an exciting trial for climate resilient forests.
Woman in a red hat and blue coat looking at snow in the forest
Blog
02 November 2021
The shorter days and colder weather around Christmas can make it hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and see other people. This can leave us feeling disconnected from each other and the world around us. That’s why we’ve put together three ways you can stay connected to nature and people this winter. With tips from an expert psychiatrist, and guidance from Mind, read on for tips for a kinder, more connected Christmas.
Running on forest trail
Blog
02 November 2021
It's time to get off the treadmill and into the forest!
Christmas tree pine needles
Blog
02 November 2021
If you're planning on buying a real tree this Christmas, we've got some expert tips on keeping those pine needles looking and smelling fresher for longer. Whether you chose a Norway spruce or a lodgepole pine from our home-grown selection, following our 5 top tips for Christmas tree care will ensure you have a happy looking tree right through to the new year.
Tree hug sculpture - two grass coloured hands hugging a tree
Blog
02 November 2021
Promoting discussion and inspiring students to take action.
Forestry Commission staff inspecting trees for aphids
Blog
02 November 2021
The expert's guide to choosing the best Christmas tree - Which type of Christmas tree is right for you? Choosing the best Christmas tree for you is easy - take our 1 minute quiz to find the perfect tree for you. Whether you prefer Lodgepole pine, Nordmann Fir, or Norway Spruce - discover which Christmas tree you should buy.
Sustainable Christmas tree decorations
Blog
02 November 2021
Give plastic the cold shoulder this year with our top tips for making your Christmas even greener!
Women walking in the woods
Blog
02 November 2021
Lockdowns and essential restrictions, as well as worries about jobs and finances, have left the nation feeling stressed and anxious. As we move into a new year there is hope that life can get back to some kind of normality, but times are still hard and how exactly can spending time in forests help?

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