Woodlands appeal

There’s wonder to be found under the gold-flecked canopies of our woodlands. More than a sanctuary for wildlife, trees clean our air and bring balance to our fragile landscape. Donate today and help keep our woodlands breathing forever

 Sunrise in the woodlands at Fell Foot, Cumbria
A boy playing in woodland at Alderley Edge and Cheshire Countryside, Cheshire

Protect the trees that protect us

We can’t hide from the changes around us - temperatures are rising, air quality is suffering, and our wildlife is at risk. But did you know trees are our natural armour in the battle against climate change? These noble eco-warriors clean our air and turn carbon dioxide into oxygen.

Thanks to supporters like you, we have grown to be the largest conservation charity in Europe, but we want to do more to protect precious older trees and plant more native saplings. You can help by donating today.

Did you know?

  • We look after around 12 million trees across all the places in our care
  • A single tree can remove 1 tonne of carbon from our air over 40 years
  • Since 1970 41% of all woodland species have been in decline

Donate to our Woodlands appeal

Please select an amount

Ranger planting new trees
£5 could help us plant and protect a native broadleaf tree sapling
£25 could help us restore footpaths and create multi-use trails in our woodlands, so they can be enjoyed by everyone forever
A couple walking in the woodland at Rowallane Garden, County Down
Red squirrel foraging in protected woodland at Formby, Liverpool
£50 could help us care for our woodland habitats, benefiting important wildlife such as red squirrels and ancient woodland plants
Or enter your own amount
An acorn pin badge in aid of woodlands, available in most Costwold Outdoor outlets

Pick up our limited edition acorn pin badge - from our partner Cotswold Outdoor

Show your support for woodlands with our new acorn pin badge, now available - for a limited time only - at most Costwold Outdoor stores. For a suggested donation of £3, add this pin to your collection today.

All proceeds will go to our Woodlands appeal, helping us to plant new trees and care for existing woodlands.

Give today and double your donation

Thanks to our partnership with Cotswold Outdoor, we’re able to match fund donations from the Woodlands appeal up to £120,000. Make your donation before 31 January 2020 and it will be matched.

" Rare is the person who does not like trees! Whether it is the feel of different barks, the fun of trying to catch a falling leaf in autumn, or a place to breathe in the sense of timelessness only found beneath the canopy of ancient oaks, trees give us so much."

What we're doing to help

Thank you

Your donation will make a difference

Thank you for supporting the Woodlands appeal. Together we will help grow a cleaner future.



Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we are dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our conservation projects range from preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting the plants and wildlife found in outdoor spaces. Your donation will allow us to act quickly, wherever the need is greatest at this special place, and do vital conservation work.

Donate to our Woodlands appeal today