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Report warns of issues with Devon's wildlife

A new report is being published looking at the fortunes of Devon's wildlife. Called the 'State of Devon's Nature', it's being launched at a special one-day conference in Cullompton.

It warns of struggling species and landscapes and suggests the way forward is better collaboration between landowners, farmers, and conservation charities.

A new report is warning Devon's wildlife needs better collaboration between landowners and conservation charities. Credit: PA

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A thousand trees to be planted in Exeter

Volunteers helping to plant new trees in Exeter today. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Devon Wildlife Trust is planting more than 1000 trees in Exeter to create more green spaces for residents and wildlife.

It's a positive step for the region's trees following recent news that an outbreak of ash dieback disease has been found in Devon.

'The Big Tree Plant' started today with 200 trees being planted by the Sylvania Environment and Community Group, who are working with Devon Wildlife Trust.

Two hundred trees are being planted today as part of 'The Big Tree Plant'. Credit: ITV Westcountry

More than 1000 trees to be planted in Exeter

An outbreak of ash diebeck was recently discovered in Devon. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Devon Wildlife Trust is planting more than 1000 trees in Exeter to create more green spaces for residents and wildlife.

It's a positive step for the region's trees following recent news that an outbreak of ash dieback disease has been found in Devon.

'The Big Tree Plant' will start today with the Sylvania Environment and Community Group working with Devon Wildlife Trust to plant 200 trees.