National Trust joins call for a Tree Charter

A new campaign launched today is calling on people to share their stories of why trees and woods matter to them. The stories will be collected together in a Charter for Trees, Woods and People and published in November 2017, 800 years after the original Charter of the Forests was signed by Henry III, restoring…

Farming for nature: how the National Trust is finding new ways to be good stewards of the land

Our Director-General, Helen Ghosh, is a panelist at today’s Oxford Real Farming Conference, talking about our role and responsibilities as one of the country’s largest landowners. Here, Richard Hebditch, our External Affairs Director, outlines the National Trust’s approach to food and farming in a challenging climate. The National Trust and our natural world Time spent…

Response to MP’s vote on fracking

Here’s the National Trust’s response to yesterday’s vote in Parliament to allow fracking under National Parks. “The decision by MP’s to allow fracking to happen under National Parks does nothing to allay our real concerns about the impact of fracking on some of the most precious landscapes in the UK. The Trust stands by its call…

National Trust joins Countryside Classroom

The National Trust has joined Countryside Classroom, a partnership initiative aimed at helping teachers use the countryside and green spaces to inspire their pupils with a love for nature and an appreciation of where their food comes from. In this blog first published on the Countryside Classroom website, the National Trust’s Head of Food and…