The Woodland Trust
The UK's leading woodland conservation charity
We're helping to plant trees, protect woods and inspire people to enjoy the nature on their doorstep. But we can't do it without you.
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Woodland Trust approach to conservation
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Policy paper, 9 January 2018, Woodland management, Biodiversity, conservation and wildlife
It’s vital that our approach to our conservation activities is consistent and widely understood across all of our work. This means in the woods we own, when we work with others, through our research, policy and campaigning and embedded in our volunteering, fundraising and communications.
Planning for Ancient Woodland
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Practical guidance, 22 September 2017, Ancient woodland, Ancient trees, Ancient woodland restoration
Ancient woodland is an irreplaceable habitat, each one at least 400 years old. Yet an unacceptable number of ancient woodlands are currently under threat from development in England. This manual helps planners embed ancient woodland and aged and veteran trees into plan making and decision taking.
From PAWS to floors
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Case study, 19 September 2017, Ancient woodland restoration
Producing high quality wood products from ancient woodland restoration in North Wales.
Maximising the benefits of woods and trees
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Practical guidance, 16 August 2017, Urban trees and woodland, Woodland management
As the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, we can help local authorities harness the potential of trees and woods.
Ecological benefits of TOWs
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Research report, 3 August 2017, Biodiversity, conservation and wildlife, Trees outside woods
Trees outside woods (TOWs), such as copses, hedgerows, scattered trees and orchards, make important contributions to the connectivity and ecological functioning of rural and urban landscapes.
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Position statement, 24 July 2017, Biodiversity, conservation and wildlife
It is far more practical, cost effective and beneficial to the environment to prevent a pest or disease epidemic than deal with the consequences of an outbreak.
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Position statement, 18 July 2017, Biodiversity, conservation and wildlife
Rewilding essentially involves a landscape scale approach to conservation that allows natural processes to take their course.
Broken housing market
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Consultation response, 1 July 2017, Development and planning
In May 2017 the Woodland Trust sent its formal response to the Government’s Housing White paper, published in February 2017.
Severe flooding on a lowland farm
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Case study, 1 July 2017, Farming, Woodland creation
Postgraduate student, Rachel Glover, has been investigating the impact, including the cost, of severe annual river flooding on a mixed lowland farm in Shropshire, and the farmer’s management response, including extensive tree planting.
Whitehall Farm - Planting to improve economic returns
Publication By The Woodland Trust, Case study, 21 June 2017, Farming, Woodland creation
Read our case study on farmers Stephen and Lynn Briggs, who have integrated trees into their wheat, barley, clover and vegetable-producing business, establishing the largest agroforestry system in the UK.