Did you know?

The average person in the UK is responsible for 5.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.*

You can help tackle climate change

Capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere is vital in the fight against climate change. The 1,000-plus woodlands cared for by the Woodland Trust absorb and lock-up many tonnes of carbon each year in trees, shrubs and soils.

By making a donation, you’ll help protect and add to this extensive carbon store, ensuring it continues to absorb emissions, as well as creating natural havens for wildlife and people.

Our woods effectively absorb carbon and need to be maintained and cared for; your donation will help us to continue to do this. A donation to the above is neither an accredited offset programme nor a carbon credit purchasing scheme.

Your money in action:

Sunrise over Ben Shieldaig

Credit: Phil Formby / WTML

Ben Shieldaig

In 2019 we acquired our first mountain - Ben Shieldaig in the north-west Scottish Highlands. This stunning site is home to both ancient Caledonian pinewood and temperate rainforest. We are now working to ensure the survival of these rare woodland habitats and to help them spread through a combination of natural regeneration and new planting.

As well as combating climate change, our work here will benefit a host of rare wildlife, including golden eagles, pine martens, otters and red squirrels.

Bluebells along path, Heartwood Forest

Credit: Judith Parry / WTML

Heartwood Forest

In just ten years, we have transformed open Hertfordshire fields into England's largest area of uninterrupted woodland. More than half a million trees have been planted here, each once capable of absorbing carbon as it grows. As the trees have returned, so has wildlife; birds, butterflies and wildflowers are increasingly abundant as nature once again takes hold.

*Based on government figures for UK population and CO2 emissions.