Trees, woods and wildlife
Our woods and trees are home to more wildlife than any other landscape. Hedgerows, copses, woods, wood pasture and parkland all have a unique character, biodiversity and ecosystem. Together they make up vital habitat links, connecting wildlife across the landscape and helping species to survive and thrive.
Ancient woodland is particularly precious , supporting over 200 of our rarest and most threatened species.
Explore woodland animals, from birds or prey and butterflies to woodland plants.
Discover British Trees, from alder to wych elm. Find out what they look like, where they grow, and how they've been used by people or take a journey through different woodland habitats., and discover the amazing animals, plants and fungi that rely on woods and trees to survive.
Join the Big Bluebell Watch1
Over half the world’s bluebell population grows in the UK. We need your help to find out where they are.
Add your bluebells to the map
A-Z guide to British trees2
Explore our guide to the native and common non-native trees found across the UK.
Discover British trees
Explore woodland wildlife3
Mammals, birds and butterflies make up just a few of the animals that use or live in woodland.
See woodland animals