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Glas-na-Bradan Wood: a new beginning

We're transforming the site in the Belfast Hills into new native woodland, with help from the community in Northern Ireland.
Find out all about our new wood.

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Northern Ireland manifesto

Our manifesto sets out how we can work together to protect and restore Northern Ireland’s ancient and long-established woodlands and plant more native trees. Take a look at our top priorities for the next Government in Northern Ireland. 

Read the manifesto.

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Woodland Trust Northern Ireland buys ancient woodland in Kingdom of Mourne

The Trust has taken ownership of 156 hectares of Northern Ireland's Mourne Park estate with ambitions to restore ancient woodland and open it to the public. Read more.

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Woodland Trust NI branches out into Belfast Hills.

The Woodland Trust Northern Ireland has acquired new land in the Belfast Hills, thanks to funding from Biffa Award and NIEA. Find out more here.

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Community project plants a quarter of a million trees since 2000.

Find out how 'Woods on Your Doorstep' has benefitted local communities for decades to come. Watch the film here.

Did you know?

Historically, woods have had a poor deal in Ireland, with woodland clearance beginning as far back as the Neolithic period, around 6,000 years ago.

Find a wood

Northern Ireland ranks badly as one of the least-wooded regions in Europe, with just 8% woodland cover compared with the European average of 37%. In addition, almost 60% of our woodland is in the form of recent conifer plantations.

Our woods are free to visit. To find one near you use our wood search page.

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Faughan Valley: from fragments to thriving forests

We're working to reconnect pockets of ancient woodland in the Faughan Valley, allowing them to become more resilient and thrive in the future. 

Discover how we're making a difference

Woodland wildlife

Woods provide homes for more wildlife than any other terrestrial landscape. Here are some of the species to look out for in Northern Ireland.

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