Putting Down Roots In Sheffield: The Green Party's Natalie Bennett

Rohan Natashka Kon | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Natashka Kon

Natalie Bennett aims to become the North's first Green Party MP by taking Sheffield Central from Labour in the next General Election. And it's easy to see why she feels Sheffield would be a good fit.

Forget Christmas, We're Celebrating 'Princemas'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget stars and angels because the only way to top your tree this Christmas is with a photograph of Prince. Fans of the singer, who died in April, ar...

Respect Your Elders - Why Our Ancient Woods Deserve Better

Matt Daw | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Like many environmental campaigners I often find myself turning to economic arguments to explain the value of trees and woods to society. Trees perfor...

Are All Babies Obsessed By Trees?

Oli Reed | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Don't get me wrong, I like trees too, but this is something else. As soon as we emerge from beneath the canopy, his little face crumples again, before we dash to the next one and repeat the process. There doesn't seem to be a trunk of timber in England that won't get him revved up, and he certainly isn't species-biased either.

How A Dad And His Daughter Brought A Little Joy To Oxford Circus Commuters

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Parents

People passing through the notoriously busy Oxford Circus recently were given a rare opportunity to stop and smell the flowers. A new tree had seeming...

Talking Trees: How Trees Communicate

Frontier | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK

We once thought that plants were just standalone entities, much like us, the key difference being our ability to interact with the world and each other. But research over the past few decades has found that plants, especially trees, may not be as inert as once thought.

Tree Stories - The Living Library in Our Landscape

Matt Daw | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK
Matt Daw

Trees are living books. Their life story is recorded in their rings, their shapes, and the marks they bear of events past. Ancient trees are often called 'living monuments', but whereas monuments are unchanging reminders of a person or event, trees bear testimony that life endures, come what may.

Stick Figures - The Danger of Playing the Numbers Game With Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
Matt Daw

What's the difference between a tree and a tree? Potentially a lot. Let me illustrate. Meet Greta*. Greta is a Beech tree nestled in a patch of woodl...

We Need to Talk About Trees

Matt Daw | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Matt Daw

Next time you have an encounter with a tree, or visit a wood, don't keep it to yourself. Trees can't blow their own trumpets, so we need to give them the credit they deserve when they improve our lives.

Neighbours Aren't Happy About This Man's Phallic 18ft Tree Sculpture

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Tree surgeon Chris Bishop has spent three years growing out a tree in his garden for a very special project, but his neighbours are less than pleased....

It Will Only Be a Happy New Year If the Money Drowns Before We Do

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

It's very hard to wish you all a happy new year when so many are experiencing hardship. Whether you are trying to get muddy water out of what used to be your home, digging your children out of the rubble of an air strike in Syria, fighting forest fires in drought ridden Spain, or contemplating the failed COP 21 agreement, I am thinking of you.

A University Is Planting A Tree For Every One Of Its Students - To Cancel Out Their Carbon Footprint

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university is planting a tree for every single one of its new students who enrol in order to cancel out their carbon footprint. Arts University B...

At This Rate, There Might Be No Trees Left In 300 Years...

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Groundbreaking new research has revealed that there are around three trillion trees on Earth, but if current trends continue there might not be any l...

Confessions of a Secret Plant Lover

Gwen Potter | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

What am I waiting for next? Male silver washed fritillary spinning and dancing in flight, skydancing red kites, powdery pink pillows of thrift and purple spikes of spring squill on the coast, meadows filling with colour, the coconut gorse and a turquoise sea - and that's just on the coast. Lots to come!

We Must Not Continue to Let the Poorest Suffer the Effects of Climate Change Alone

Philip Goodwin | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Philip Goodwin

The people of dryland Africa are not responsible for climate change. Yet they are being asked to pay the price with their lives... At the same time we have a duty to help those who are suffering the worst impacts of our actions.

India Is Going To Plant Two Billion New Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

India's Rural Development Ministry on Friday announced a new afforestation plan to plant 2 billion trees along the nation’s highways in an effort to...

That Tree Is Someone's Home

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

At this time of year the birds are busy building and rebuilding their nests, rearing their young and are generally ravenous and noisy. Eastern philosophy teaches that it is important to provide food for the birds as a way of paying homage to the gods.


The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Because physics. Or something. Yes, in the words of an Upworthy post: 'This Man Was Sawing A Tree. What Happened Next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.' And ...

If Trees Could Give Off Wi-Fi Signals

Mudabbir Khalid | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Mudabbir Khalid

We are connected to this world in more ways than imaginable, in the ground and in the air; everything is made up of the basic building blocks of life, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Trees are one of these givers of life, and how humans and trees correspond to give each other life is one of the most fundamental, yet essential aspects of ecology that much of the world lets slip from their minds...

Why the Valuation of Natural Capital Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

"Grow your economy. And become poorer!" Not a very inspiring message. It doesn't even sound coherent. But however stupid it might sound, that is what is still happening in many developing countries. And if you don't believe that it is possible to grow your GDP at the same time as seeing a decline in your national wealth then consider the following...

Why Fear Sharks? Xmas Trees Are the Real Killers

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Every Xmas in the US, trees and decorations cause an average of 250 injuries and 40 fatalities, while sharks in the US are responsible for around one fatality every two years.

The Best Things in Life Are Trees

David Bond | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Bond

This week is the 40th anniversary of National Tree Week. Coordinated by the Tree Council, it marks the start of the winter tree planting season. There are events all over the country, bringing together community groups, schools, and conservation charities...

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Hundreds Of Acres Of Ancient Forest Felled

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK

Hundreds of acres of an ancient forest are being felled because trees are infected with disease, the Woodland Trust has said. Larches in Wales's la...

Linden Blossom Syrup or Gin Anyone?

Fi Bird | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

In late June and early July the evening air of an avenue of Lime (Tilia) trees is filled by the intoxicating, honey scent of Linden blossom. It's especially noticeable after a shower of summer rain. Linden flowers when steeped in boiling water, produce a fragrant sweet tea. The flowers and bracts (leaves) dry quickly and can be stored in an airtight jar.