Join us on our journey
We are the Woodland Trust – the UK's largest woodland conservation charity.
Established from humble beginnings in 1972 by our founder Kenneth Watkins OBE, we now have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK.
We protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.
But we can't achieve our vision alone.
We need your help too. Join us on our journey (PDF, 1.4MB)
We campaign to protect woods that are under threat and purchase vulnerable woods to safeguard them.
We are restoring hundreds of devastated ancient woodlands, bringing them back from the brink.
We’ve created thousands of hectares of new native woodland, including 250 community woods.
What is ancient woodland?1
Ancient woods have developed rich communities of plants, animals and fungi. Find out what they are and what we're doing to restore them.
Find out what we're doing
Trees face huge challenges2
The threat of tree disease gripping our nation is one of our biggest issues. We're in a race against time to safeguard trees for the future.
Learn about tree disease
Explore woodland wildlife3
Stunning, spectacular and often very shy. From the UK's smallest rodent to the mighty oak. Meet the amazing woodland animals, plants and fungi.