Ancient woodland – the Woodland Trust's position
There should be no further loss of ancient woodland. Ancient woods are irreplaceable; moreover they currently cover only 2% of the UK. That is simply not good enough.
This statement presents our view on ancient woodland across six key points. Further, it outlines six key actions we are committed to, in defending and making the case for ancient woodland. For wildlife. For people.Download PDF (193 KB)
Ancient and veteran trees, parkland and wood pasture - the Woodland Trust's position
Trees woods and wildlife
Home to myth and legend, where folk tales began. It fuelled our ancestors and still houses thousands. Ancient woodland has grown and adapted with native wildlife, yet what remains only covers 2.5% of the UK.
Protecting trees and woods
Restoring ancient woodland
Find out how our restoration work is encouraging ancient woodland to recover and reverse years of decline.