Leave a gift in your will

Gifts in wills are helping restore key ancient woodlands like Longbeech Wood (Photo: WTML/P Formby)

Protect the trees and woodland you love today, for tomorrow and forever.

We all need trees. They purify our air. They reduce flooding. They provide shade and shelter and support an amazing range of wildlife. We love them because they are beautiful and reconnect us with our natural world: a world that's ever harder to find.

And they need us. The Woodland Trust stands up for woods and trees. We give them a voice when no-one else is listening. We protect them when they are threatened and restore them when they have been neglected and exploited.

Leaving a gift in your will could help keep woodland alive

After you have taken care of your family and friends please consider remembering the Woodland Trust in your will.

Legacies map of the UK
Find out which woods have
benefited from legacies (PDF, 4.6MB)

Every single gift makes a real difference and we are very grateful for each and every one. Legacies free from any restrictions are particularly important as they can be directed to where they are most urgently needed. However, if there is a particular activity or region you'd like to support please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to talk things through.

If you do choose to remember the Woodland Trust in your will - thank you! We know that choosing to leave a gift in your will is a very personal decision, but we would very much appreciate it if you could let us know whether you are planning to do so by completing our simple online form.

How gifts in wills make a real difference

Legacies are at the heart of everything we do; whether creating, protecting or restoring woods across the UK.

Gifts generously left in wills have enabled us to:

  • plant hundreds of thousands of trees
  • protect thousands of acres of precious ancient woodland
  • inspire new generations to enjoy and nurture woods and wildlife

Whatever you reason for giving, every single gift provides vital support for our most precious wildlife habitat in these challenging times. No matter what it's size, your gift will really make a positive impact and a lasting difference to our precious UK woods and trees and the wildlife they support. What's more, leaving a legacy won't cost you a penny now and can even save tax on what you leave.

River through a wood

Download the full legacies brochure

Gifts left in wills underpin everything we do but over 200 woods across the UK have directly benefited from legacies.

Download our brochure (5.9MB)

Fingle wood river

Want to get in touch?

Our legacy team are here to help - use our secure contact form or call 0330 333 5302.

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Want to know more?

Trees in a wood

Leaving a gift to the Woodland Trust in your will is simple and straightforward

Download our brochure (5.9MB)