A sheep and lamb on a hill with a large tree

Credit: Alan Southworth/WTML

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Planting trees on farms (agroforestry) has the potential to make the UK’s food production more productive, resilient and environmentally-friendly.

family hiking in the woods

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Goal 3: Good health & wellbeing

More than one million visits are made to the UK’s woods and forests daily. Access to green spaces is proven to boost both mental and physical wellbeing.

Brackfield Wood River Faughan

Credit: Michael Cooper/WTML

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Trees clean our water, filtering out harmful substances and preventing soil erosion. They also reduce flood risk, a growing threat in a warming climate.

Urban trees in Belfast

Credit: Michael Cooper/WTML

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Urban trees reduce air pollution, provide homes for wildlife and boost our health and wellbeing. There is even evidence that they can help to reduce crime.

Sapling in a protection tube

Credit: Niall Benvie / WTML

Goal 13: Climate Action

We can’t combat climate change without trees. The Committee on Climate Change has called for 1.5 million hectares of new woodland to be planted across the UK to cope with the challenges of a warming world.

Pine marten climbing tree trunk

Credit: David Sewell / Alamy Stock Photo

Goal 15: Life on land

Trees and woods support a wealth of biodiversity. A single oak tree can support more than 350 other species. As one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, the UK’s wildlife needs all the help it can get.

Pear branch with spring buds

Get in touch

Call us on 0330 333 5306 or email partners@woodlandtrust.org.uk to learn more about partnering with the Woodland Trust.

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