View of the hall at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Our cause

For everyone, for ever

Protecting nature, beauty and history

Tackling climate change
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Responding to climate change

Watch this video to uncover how we’re responding to the changing climate at places in our care and why we’re calling on the Government to make bigger commitments and bigger changes in this crucial year of climate action. Through local projects, partnerships and funding, we're working to heal climate harm, everywhere we can. Discover how individual places are adapting, how you can get involved, plus check out our hazard map and what happened at COP26.

 Project will restore woodlands, wetlands and farmland

Working to tackle biodiversity loss 

We're working with the University of Exeter to investigate and tackle biodiversity loss. The project, which has received funding of £10m from the Natural Environment Research Council, will work with landowners, businesses, and communities to restore woodlands, wetlands and farmland across the UK.

Caring for trees
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How you're helping to plant trees

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. We've already planted thousands of young saplings across the UK, and we've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years. Watch this video to find out how you've supported tree planting at Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

 Blossom trees overhanging woodland pathway at Ickworth in spring, Suffolk, East of England

Help protect woodlands 

The UK's woodland and orchards are in decline. Your donation will help us to restore and protect woodlands and orchards for generations to come. With your support, we can give back to the nation's most precious trees.

Conservation and discovery

" As a charity we appreciate your support now more than ever in these difficult times. Over the past year it’s become clear just how much we all need fresh air, open space and beauty. Your donation today will help look after all our special places for everyone, for ever."
- Lydia Lee, National Trust Fundraising Director

Looking after special places