Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

We're restoring the woodland at Maidenhead Thicket and you could help us by sponsoring a sapling. We'd also like to invite you to join us at Maidenhead Thicket for a tree-planting day on Saturday 24 November.

Maidenhead Thicket - Hugh Mothersole

The woodland restoration project at Maidenhead Thicket is entering an exciting phase. 

Maidenhead Thicket is a wooded area of big ancient trees. Until last year there was also a redundant larch plantation where little wildlife lived. 

We removed the plantation last year to improve biodiversity and this year we're re-planting half of the area with native British trees. This new generation of oak, hornbeam, elm and others will allow much more wildlife to thrive.

New homes for wildlife

Making their home there will be more insects such as the impressive-looking stag beetle and butterflies such as white-letter hairstreaks, white admirals, purple emperors and silver-washed fritillaries.

How you can help

The rangers are looking for tree-lovers to sponsor a sapling or two at £15 per sapling. We're also inviting anyone and everyone to come and help settle the saplings into their new home in a tree-planting day on Saturday 24 November.

Donate to Maidenhead and Cookham Commons

Please select an amount

£15 One sapling
£30 Two saplings
£60 A mini copse of four saplings
Or enter your own amount
Maidenhead Thicket - Hugh Mothersole

Native woodland regeneration at Maidenhead Thicket

Why did we remove the larch plantation at Maidenhead Thicket last year to replant with native British trees?

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now to the Maidenhead and Cookham Commons sponsor a sapling appeal