Aerial view of a forest of green treetops

Credit: WTML

The Big Climate Fightback

Help us fight for the future of the planet by being one in a million pledging to plant a tree.

Pledge to plant a tree

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 woodland search page.

Did you know?

Flowers and bumblebees like to talk to each other. Flowers emit electric fields which inform bees of the condition of their nectar and pollen, helping the bee decide if it’s worth visiting that flower or buzzing off to another.

Spotting wildlife in our woods

Our woods provide precious homes for more wildlife than any other terrestrial landscape. Ancient trees support some of our rarest and most threatened species; hedgerows are vital habitats for many birds; and dead and decaying wood supports countless invertebrates.

Learn about the captivating wildlife species in our woods and the trees, plants and weird and wonderful fungi that together provide them with homes, food and shelter.

Did you know?

Tree roots extend out much further beyond the crown than many people think and their fungal partners extend even further. They are usually in the top 30cm of soil and are vulnerable to damage.

Get involved 

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland. Supporters generously give us their time, their money, or their voice – working on big projects or really small ones and everything in between. Choose from membership of the Trust, supporting an appeal or a campaign, volunteering in our woods or at our events, or even becoming a volunteer speaker or photographer. Whatever you do, your support makes us stronger.

Events near you

Belvoir Wood Wreath-Making Workshop

Add a touch of homemade charm to your Christmas with a seasonal craft workshop in Belvoir Wood, Belfast.  First off, we will head outdoors to explore the woodland and gather fresh wreath materials. Once we’re back inside, our professional florist will demonstrate and guide you from start to finish on how to make your very own natural door decoration to celebrate the festive season. The session will end with a cosy cup of mulled wine and a mince pie. Booking essential.

Date and time: Saturday 23 November 2019, 10am–1pm
Belvoir Wood, Belvoir Drive, Belfast, BT8 7FJ
More information and booking


The Big Climate Fightback

Join the Northern Ireland team for the Big Climate Fightback at Carnmoney Hill in Newtownabbey. We will be planting over 3,000 trees and we need your help!

No cost but booking is essential so we have enough trees!

Date and time: Saturday 30 November 2019, 11am–1pm
Carnmoney Hill, Newtownabbey Co. Antrim, BT36 6FR
More information and booking

Contact us

By post:
The Woodland Trust Northern Ireland,
1 Dufferin Court,
County Down, BT20 3BX
Phone: 0289 127 5787

Woodland activities