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Campaign in your community

A total of 1,043 UK woods have been under threat from development over the last ten years.

However, all is not lost. Local communities working together to prevent loss of woods and trees locally is the most effective way to protect them.

We are here to help and provide you with advice and assistance regarding your local campaigns.

With just 2% of the UK's land area covered in ancient woodland we cannot afford to lose any more. If your wood is ancient, please get in contact and we might be able to help you further. Find out more about ancient woodland.

Unfortunately our resources are limited which means that we can’t help with every case. In the future, with further support, we plan to provide a broader range of support.

Please see below for a simple guide to our resources on helping you raise your own campaign and defend the woods and trees that you love.

Please note
Cases involving woods and trees under threat can change and evolve during the planning process due to a wide variety of reasons. Where a development involving ancient woods or veteran trees no longer remains a threat due to changing circumstance surrounding said application and based upon professional judgement steered by our conservation research, the Woodland Trust withholds the right to withdraw or amend its objection and review its approach. 

The Woodland Trust is not a statutory body. As a charity, we provide all information in good faith, funded by public donations. For more information about this visit here.