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Hollow, 400-year-old sweet chestnut in Pontypool Park

Credit: Mark Zytynski / WTML

Tree of the year

Admire the beauty of the six Welsh 2019 Tree of The Year entries and read the stories behind their nominations.

Welsh Tree of The Year entries

Bluebells in Brynau Wood

Credit: Rob Grange / WTML

Brynau Wood appeal

Imagine a long-forgotten ancient woodland restored into a sanctuary for wildlife, all against the breathtaking backdrop of Swansea’s famous bay. This is our vision for Brynau Wood.

Help us look after this important site

Did you know?

Wales is one of the least-wooded countries in Europe. Woodlands make up just 14% of the landscape and less than half of these are native, or broadleaved.

Find a wood

We own over 100 woods in Wales covering an area of 2,897 hectares (7,155 acres). Almost all of these are available for the public to visit at any time and for free.

To discover these woods, visit our woodland search page.

Did you know?

61,755 trees will be planted this season throughout Wales, donated by Coed Cadw, the Woodland Trust in Wales. We hope a similar or greater amount will be planted next season.

Enquire about our planting schemes

 

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.

Get involved 

There are lots of ways you can get involved with Coed Cadw – some of them in our woods and some from the comfort of your favourite armchair. Supporters generously give us their time, their money, or their voice – working on big projects or really small ones and everything in between. Become a member, support an appeal or campaign, volunteer or come to one of our events. Whatever you do, your support makes us stronger.

Events near you

Leading Lanterns

Make a tree-seed holding lantern and follow the glowing tree seeds into the wood where a mysterious tree awaits your presence.

Date and time: Saturday 12 October, 5pm
Location: Plas Power Woods, Wrexham, Wales
More information and booking

 

Autumn in the Celtic Rainforest

Autumn is a great time to appreciate the fascinating biodiversity of Coed Felenrhyd & Llennyrch, as the leaves turn, waterfalls tumble and a wealth of woodland and grassland fungi appears. This circular walk will explore the human and natural history interwoven through the landscape, including a visit to the 16th century farmhouse. Find out about plans for the future and restoration of this special place under the care of the Woodland Trust.

Date and time: Saturday 19 October, 9.45am
Location: Coed Felenrhyd & Llennyrch, Maentwrog 
More information and booking

 

Apple day

Fun for all the family:  apple picking, wild fruit identification, how to prune and graft apple trees, apple bobbing and so much more.
 
Bake and bring an apple pie and enter our Great Apple Pie Bake Off competition to win your very own apple tree.

Date and time: Sunday 20 October, 10.30am
Location: Granllyn Pool, Guilsfield, nr Welshpool
More information and booking

 

The Big Climate Fightback

Join us for our tree planting event at our new site in Neath. 

This is a small scale tree planting event with limited places, so please ensure you book your space.

Date and time: Saturday 30 November, 10.30am
Location: Gnoll Country Park car park, Neath 
More information and booking

Contact us

By post: 
The Woodland Trust Wales,
Castle Court,
6 Cathedral Road,
Cardiff, CF11 9LJ
Phone: 0292 002 7732
Email: Wales@woodlandtrust.org.uk