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Trees, woods and wildlife

Trees, woods and wildlife

Our woods and trees are home to more wildlife than any other landscape. Hedgerows, copses, woods, wood pasture and parkland all have a unique character, biodiversity and ecosystem. Together they make up vital habitat links, connecting wildlife across the landscape and helping species to survive and thrive.

Ancient woodland is particularly precious, supporting over 200 of our rarest and most threatened species.

Explore woodland animals, from birds or prey and butterflies to woodland plants.

Discover British Trees, from alder to wych elm. Find out what they look like, where they grow, and how they've been used by people or take a journey through different woodland habitats, and discover the amazing animals, plants and fungi that rely on woods and trees to survive.