Be part of Heartwood's future

Heartwood came into our care in 2008. Since then, and with the help of volunteers, local people and supporters from around the UK, we've planted more than half a million trees here.

But it's a landscape still in the making, and to do that we need your help.

Trees for people

We're aiming big. We want to create a free, natural space for everyone to enjoy. We want to offer an escape from city life. And we want to give all the chance to reconnect with nature.

Heartwood Forest will be the largest new native forest in England - planted by people, for people. 

Trees for wildlife

By planting trees here, we're transforming a site with little wildlife value into beautiful broadleaved woodland. It will connect Heartwood's remnants of ancient and established woodland with the wider countryside and provide a protected home for a wealth of important wildlife.

You can help us achieve this vision

It will take around £200,000 a year to maintain Heartwood Forest. That may sound a lot, but it means this amazing place will remain free and welcoming to everyone and provide a protected home for wildlife.

Whatever you choose to give, donating online is secure, quick and cost effective, so more money goes directly towards supporting our work at Heartwood.



Visit for yourself

A Woodland Trust Wood

Heartwood Forest


346.72 ha (856.75 acres)

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Woodland Walks with Adam Shaw – our new podcast!

Adam Shaw  •  28 May 2019

Adam Shaw hosts the new Woodland Trust podcast – Woodland Walks. Our debut episode explores the largest new native woodland in England, Heartwood Forest.