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Everything we do is an investment in the future, and every penny you give us will protect the woods and trees you love.

Whether it helps with the on-going costs of looking after the woods in our care or buys threatened ancient woodland, there is much your money can achieve.

Last year we spent almost £50 million on our cause

£10.1m
Protecting native woods and trees
We tackled more than 200 new cases of woods under threat from inappropriate development, scoring big successes along the way.
£15.1m
Restoring ancient woodland
We put more than 3,300 hectares of damaged ancient woodland on the road to recovery, both on our own land and elsewhere.
£15.1m
Creating woods and places rich in trees
We planted 3.3 million trees – on land we bought, and with landowners, communities and schools across the UK.
£9.6m
Generating next year’s funds
We reached out to thousands of new donors, and every £1 we spent on fundraising brought in £3.91 in return.

Your money in action

Common spotted orchids in a meadow

Credit: Joan Gravell / Alamy Stock Photo

Wildflowers flourishing

Paddock Wood, Northumberland

Your money plants new woodland for people and wildlife. Thanks to you, broad-leaved helleborines, common spotted orchids and northern marsh orchids already thrive at this young wood, planted only 20 years ago.

Explore Paddock Wood

Male bullfinch in flight

Credit: Paul Sterry / Alamy Stock Photo

Saved from destruction

Raithwaite Plantation, Whitby

A planning proposal for holiday homes no longer threatens this ancient woodland, or the bats and bullfinches that call it home. Your support funds our expert team of campaigners who oppose hundreds of cases of inappropriate development like this every year.

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Wood sorrel on the woodland floor

Credit: Robert Thompson / naturepl.com

Broadleaves revived

Coed Felenrhyd, Snowdonia

Your support released gnarled native oaks smothered by dense conifers from their confinement, revealing this wood’s Atlantic rainforest past. The expert touch of our foresters unveils treasures like these, bringing ancient woods back from the brink.

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Path through Skipton Castle Woods in spring

Credit: WTML

Access for everyone

Skipton Castle Woods, North Yorkshire

A forgotten bridge restored, voices from the past and wheel-friendly paths – just some of the things visitors can enjoy here thanks to you. Your support means we can improve access to trees, tranquillity and wildlife for everyone, whatever their ability.

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Osprey in flight carrying nesting material

Credit: Andy Rouse / naturepl.com

Wildlife returning

Loch Arkaig Pine Forest, Scottish Highlands

Your support funds our team on the ground, whose work is making a difference for rare and recovering Scottish wildlife. Osprey chicks have already fledged from nest platforms put up to encourage their return to this Caledonian pine forest, all made possible by you.

Explore Loch Arkaig Pine Forest

Site manager Kylie Jones Mattock at Llennyrch

Video

Keeping Llennyrch wild

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Hard graft. Passionate people. Expertise and skill. There's more to our woods than just trees. See for yourself what makes Llennyrch so special, and what it takes to keep it that way.

Watch the film

Accountability and transparency

The Woodland Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission and is a registered charity number 294344 in England and Wales and by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, registered charity number SC038885 in Scotland.

Our annual accounts are published on the Charity Commission website and Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.