Threats from human impact

Ancient woodland in Scotland

(Photo: WTML)

The UK’s woodland is under threat. More than 1,000 irreplaceable ancient woods have been threatened by development over the last 10 years.

We work with developers to provide advice on protecting woodland and in some cases we campaign to prevent any further loss of ancient woodland to development.

Ancient woods are those that have been around since at least medieval times. They are unique places with complex communities of plants, animals and fungi. In general, they are more diverse and wildlife-rich than more recent woods.

We use our experience and authority in conservation to influence others who are in a position to improve the future of native woodland. We work with government, landowners, organisations and members of the public. 

There are many ways you can help but here are just a few

Campaign with us

There are lots of ways you can get involved, locally and nationally and we have the tools to help you make a difference in your community and beyond

Campaign in your community

We are here to help and provide you with advice and assistance regarding your local campaigns

Support an appeal

From urgent requests to save threatened ancient woodland to a once in a lifetime chance to do something incredible for our landscape, we champion the cause of woods, trees and wildlife across the UK but we need your help