A little about us

Our vision is a UK rich in woods and trees, enjoyed and valued by everyone.

We aim to create new native woodland with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals. We try to protect our precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. We do this by inspiring people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, and enjoy the many benefits that woodland has to offer.

  • Protect

    We look after more than 1,000 woods and groups of woods covering 190 square kilometres (73 sq mi).

  • Create

    We’ve created over 32 km2 (12 sq mi) of new woodland including 250 new community woods in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Restore

    By joining the Woodland Trust you can help us to restore and protect our precious ancient woods

Ian Atherton

Ian Atherton - teacher

"Teaching outdoors helps encourage curiosity and problem-solving skills, and stimulates all the senses in a way that indoor learning simply cannot do. That's why I love trees and woods."

Why we love trees