We all need trees – to lock up carbon, protect us from the effects of climate change, support our wildlife and make us all happier and healthier. But our woods and trees are in trouble. Threatened by disease, damage and development, their health is dwindling, and some are disappearing altogether.

Protecting, restoring and creating woods and trees has never been more important. This is why our passionate team works with inspirational philanthropists to plant beautiful, flourishing woodlands full of life; restore damaged ancient woods to their former broadleaved glory; and inspire millions of people to enjoy and protect our natural world.

What your gift could achieve

As we find ourselves facing intertwined climate and nature crises, your contribution is needed more than ever. Major gifts of £5,000 or beyond have the potential to make a real and lasting impact. Your gift can help us:

  • save some of the UK's most precious, irreplaceable habitats from destruction
  • restore damaged woodlands, letting in dappled sunlight and creating the conditions for specialist plants to thrive once again
  • plant the trees we urgently need to redress the balance for people and nature.

Make a donation




could help us use heavy horses to extract timber in sensitive ancient woods, as part of the restoration process


could sponsor an area of woodland at the Young People's Forest, Derbyshire, with an inscribed plaque and post


could help us restore ancient woodland at Credenhill Park Wood, Herefordshire

If you'd like to discuss how your support can make a difference, please email philanthropy@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

Our commitment to you

Your gift will make a transformational difference. In turn we promise to:

  • ensure your gift is allocated according to your wishes 
  • allocate a dedicated member of our team to support you in your work with the Woodland Trust 
  • invite you to experience, first hand, the work you are supporting so you can see what a difference you make 
  • regularly report on the impact of your support
  • give you the opportunity to connect with our staff and senior leadership
  • invite you to exclusive events to connect with other, like-minded supporters
  • make sure you feel fantastic for having made such an incredible and positive contribution.

We can’t do our work without you. Every pound you give bolsters our fighting funds, pays for hard graft in our woods and gets trees in the ground. But don’t just take our word for it. Find out what your money is helping to achieve.

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