We plant

Creating new woodland is at the heart of what we do. We mobilise communities, landowners and volunteers to get trees in the ground, and aim to plant a tree for every person in the UK.

Credit: Ben Lee / WTML
Credit: WTML
We support an increase in UK woodland cover from its current 13% of land area to 19% by 2050 to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises.
13%
That's how low the UK's woodland cover is.
We want to get closer to the EU average of 37%.
50m
That's how many trees we've planted since 1972.
And we're aiming to get 50 million more in the ground over the next five years.
143k
That's how many tonnes of carbon we aim to lock up in a year.
In our work to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint.

We're planting to tackle climate change

Native woods and trees are one of the best ways to tackle the climate crisis.

And we're pledging to get 50 million trees in the ground over the next five years, helping to put the UK on track to meet its carbon net-zero target.

Climate change

Climate change

When it comes to climate change, our message is clear: native woods and trees are one of the best ways to tackle the climate crisis.

What we're doing

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We're planting for wildlife

Wildlife-rich landscapes are being destroyed, fragmented and damaged by human activity, resulting in devastating biodiversity loss.

To give nature a fighting chance of recovery, we need to at least quadruple the current rate of woodland creation. We're increasing the size of small woodlands and connecting them within networks of other nature-friendly habitats, providing havens where biodiversity can flourish.

Trees woods and wildlife

Why are trees important for biodiversity?

Woodland is home to a wealth of wildlife. If we don't protect what we have left and work to create woodlands of the future, we stand to lose more than just trees.

Discover what trees offer

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We're creating woods for future generations

We all need woods and trees, but there are simply not enough of them in the UK.

Our woodland planting projects are making new habitats for wildlife, buffering existing woodland and creating new natural spaces for people to enjoy.

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We're creating a Young People's Forest

We're empowering young people to get involved and be a part of our Young People's Forest at Mead in Derbyshire. 

Discover Mead

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We're supporting landowners and transforming landscapes

We work with landowners and farmers to utilise trees on their land.

Trees can help regenerate soil, prevent flooding and provide shelter for livestock. 

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Planting for farmers and landowners

If you manage a farm or land, planting trees can bring huge benefits. We have lots of trees and funding schemes available to assist with large scale planting.

Find out how your land can benefit from trees

More on our work with landowners

We're helping businesses go green

We work with partners to mitigate carbon emissions and reach their sustainability targets. 

Our partners have funded millions of trees and got stuck in on planting days, with even Mickey Mouse lending a hand.

Partnerships

Our planting partners

Meet the people and businesses that are helping make our vision for a UK rich in woods and trees a reality.

Our partners

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