How trees capture and store carbon
Photosynthesis is made simple as you take a journey into the leaf of a tree and discover how trees capture and store carbon.See how it works
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.
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.
As the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, we're committed in our priorities to expand, restore and protect woods and trees.
Find out how we're doing it and how you can get involved...
Capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere is vital in the fight against climate change. By making a donation, you’ll help protect and add to this extensive carbon store.
Nature is full of clues to the changing seasons and we need your help to track them.
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Do your bit for climate change. Help us get millions more native trees in the ground by planting a tree in your garden.
We've announced a bold new pledge in the war on waste: no more single-use plastic tree guards on our land from the end of 2021. The commitment puts us at the forefront of the movement to eradicate plastic from planting schemes UK-wide, and we are funding research to find viable alternatives.
Trees woods and wildlife
Planting more trees is the best climate change solution. Find out how trees lock up carbon and how many we need to reach the UK's carbon net zero target by 2050.
Trees woods and wildlife
Climate change means we will see more extreme weather events. Find out how native trees and woods we can help us manage flooding and lessen its devastating effects.
How to increase tree cover and address the nature and climate emergency. We set out key recommendations for the UK's national and local governments.
The Woodland Trust protects and restores woodland, increasing the resilience of natural ecosystems in the face of challenges posed by climate change.
The Woodland Trust promotes tree planting and woodland creation as a means of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide and combatting the effects of climate change.
The Woodland Trust’s approach to resilience in the face of climate change focuses on utilising seed sourced from appropriate local provenances which the evidence shows will be best adapted to local conditions into the future.
Read the spring 2020 issue of Wood Wise, all about how trees can simultaneously tackle the climate and nature emergencies.
A guide to the effects of climate change on ancient trees, and the measures that can be taken to improve their resilience and prolong their life.
Practical guidance on using trees to shade rivers, helping freshwater habitats and species such as trout and salmon withstand the effects of climate change.