Grey squirrel management – the Woodland Trust's position
Grey squirrels were introduced into the UK in 1876. They are an established part of the UK’s wildlife and a popular sight in parks, gardens and woods.
However, grey squirrels are also the subject of concern among landowners and conservationists. This position statement presents:
- our view across four key points
- four actions we are committed to, with regards squirrel control.
Tree guards: our research into plastic-free alternatives
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.Find out more about our research