Your gift could do great things

Without legacies, hundreds of threatened ancient woodlands would have been lost, and millions of trees wouldn't have been planted. By remembering woods and trees in your will, you’ll leave a lasting gift that makes a real difference.

Whatever its size, you can rest assured that any gift you leave will be spent where it’s needed most – to benefit woods and trees, and the wildlife that relies on them.

A sweeping vista of the lochs and hillsides at Glen Finglas

Credit: Niall Benvie / WTML

Glen Finglas

Brig o’ Turk, Stirling

Only scattered remnants of ancient woodland remained when we first took on this glorious slice of the Scottish Highlands in 1996. Gifts in wills have since helped us plant more than one million native trees here, bolstering hidden glens of ancients and restoring the landscape to its rich magnificence.

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Barn owl hunting in flight

Credit: Jonathan Coombes / WTML

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood

Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire

Legacies helped to create this brand new woodland in the National Forest – the largest under single ownership in the area. Planted to celebrate the sixty year anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign in 2012, it’s already a birdwatcher’s paradise boasting owls, woodpeckers and wading birds.

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Orange-tip butterfly on greater stitchwort flower

Credit: Richard Becker / Alamy Stock Photo

Wentwood

Chepstow, Gwent

This historic site was once a hunting preserve of Chepstow Castle, but modern conifer planting had shrouded much of its glory in shadow. Three crucial gifts in wills helped secure its future as a Woodland Trust wood, allowing us to restore it to a state befitting its royal past.

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Pledge a legacy gift

If you’ve already remembered the Woodland Trust in your will or are thinking about doing so, we’d love to hear from you. We’d like to show you our appreciation and ensure you receive information that’s relevant to you.

Get in touch

We don’t inherit the land from our ancestors. We borrow it from our grandchildren. We’d like to help leave the world better than we found it.

Mr & Mrs Barker
Woodland Trust supporters

Leaving the gift that’s right for you

We understand your loved ones come first, but if you do choose to remember the Woodland Trust in your will, thank you.

Making a will is all about ensuring your wishes count, and we would strongly recommend obtaining independent professional advice. 

Discuss your wishes

Our friendly team is on hand to talk things through and help make the choice that works for you.

Call us on 0330 333 3300 or email legacies@woodlandtrust.org.uk for a confidential chat.

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For more information, frequently asked questions and a helpful will-writing checklist, download our gifts in wills brochure.

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