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Advice and support

More than 34,000 hectares of ancient woodland are already committed to a process of restoration, but we know thousands more desperately need help.

Since 2014, we have worked with over 600 landowners and managers to help protect and restore these fragile habitats.

If you own or manage ancient woodland, ancient parkland or wood pasture, restoration can benefit you as well as nature. Generate extra income from timber or woodfuel, or create shelter for livestock or cover for game.

Each wood is unique and needs a bespoke plan - there is no one size fits all approach and no set timescale. We can provide a range of advice to guide you through the restoration process.

Get in touch

If you think you own or manage ancient woodland, ancient parkland or wood pasture in need of restoration, please email restoration@woodlandtrust.org.uk with the following details, and a member of our woodland outreach team will be in touch.

  • your name and contact details
  • the name of your wood and OS grid reference
  • how many hectares the wood is
  • any other details you think we should know about.

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If you want people to visit your site and learn about your restoration work, our interpretation toolkit (PDF, 14MB) can help. It includes case studies along with tips on planning and delivery, funding sources and much more. This guidance has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.