The Woodland Trust

Publication date:

April 2021

Publication type:

Research report



State of the UK's Woods and Trees document cover.

The State of the UK’s Woods and Trees 2021 report is the first to present important facts and trends focusing predominantly on native woods and trees, and trees in towns and cities.

It documents:

  • their extent
  • condition and wildlife value
  • the benefits we all gain from them
  • the threats and pressures they are under
  • what is being done to help them
  • what more we need to do.

The data in State of the UK's Woods and Trees draws on multiple sources, including official statistics, published and unpublished reports, academic research, outputs from citizen science projects and trends data from regularly updated datasets (data on commercial forestry is gathered by the government agency Forest Research).

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