The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

March 2020

Publication type:

Policy paper



Management of the estate cover

This paper examines how the Woodland Trust manages an expanding and diverse woodland estate.

The Trust owns more than 1,000 sites across the UK, covering tens of thousands of hectares. Our approach to woodland management supports our vision. A UK rich in native woodland and trees for wildlife and people, resilient against challenges from climate change and other threats.

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