First World War Centenary Woods
One hundred years since the outbreak of the First World War, we're marking the anniversary with one of our most ambitious planting projects.
How woods and trees helped win the war
Woods and trees played an invaluable part in Britain’s war effort – from keeping our home fires burning to powering the delivery of vital supplies by our indomitable navy and propping up the network of trenches in France, timber was indispensable. Our infographic traces the history of woods and trees during the First World War (800KB, PDF).
Make thank you last forever
Those who made sacrifices in World War One did so to secure a brighter future for the next generation. We're saying thank you by planting more than a million trees in four First World War Centenary Woods across the UK, creating beautiful life-giving places for the next generation.
Be part of this special project
Planting has already begun at our four Centenary Woods, and we need your help to transform these spaces. Make a donation today and you’ll be helping us to create vibrant woodland that's rich with wildlife and will flourish for years to come.