1,225
ancient woods threatened by development right now
2.4%
that's how little of the UK is covered by ancient woodland
1,172
woods saved with your help since 1999

Protecting trees and woods

Defend trees and woods from cuts to planning protection

Changes to the planning system threaten woods and trees and your ability to defend them. Speak up before it’s too late.

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Protecting trees and woods

HS2 rail link

HS2 is a grave threat to the UK’s ancient woods, with 108 at risk of loss or damage. We can’t let this happen. 

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Local communities taking action is the most effective way to protect woods and trees. Need help? Check out our useful resources.

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Why we campaign

Trees and woods bring vast benefits to people, wildlife and the environment. Without them, life would be very different.

Ancient woodland is home to more wildlife than any other UK habitat.

But 85% of it is unprotected by government legislation.

 

Campaigning works

We base all of our campaigns on evidence. And we’ve proved campaigning works: we’ve saved 1,225 woods since 1972.

From signing a petition or emailing your MP to joining a demonstration walk, your voice makes us stronger.

Be the voice for woods and trees. Together, we can stand up for our precious woods and protect their future.

 

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