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Woodlands Appeal

Donate to our Woodlands Appeal

Sunlight through trees at Wallington, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Trees play a vital role in nature, the climate and our wellbeing – however, the UK's woodlands are in decline and just 7 per cent is in a good ecological state. By working together, we can help restore them for future generations. Donate today and help create and protect more precious woodlands.

Give woodlands a brighter future

Trees are the natural armour in the battle against climate change. However, many of the UK's ancient woodlands have disappeared and what tree cover is left is falling at an alarming rate. This is having a devastating impact on wildlife, landscape and the climate.

More needs to be done to protect woodlands. If we act now, together we can regenerate much of what's been lost. That's why we're aiming to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030, as well as continuing to care for our existing woodland. By donating today you'll help create and protect more precious woodlands for future generations.

A single tree will remove pollutants from the atmosphere and provide a home for millions of birds, insects and mammals. So just imagine what 20 million new trees could do for the environment, native wildlife and our wellbeing.

A quote by John DeakinNational Trust Head of Trees and Woodland

The importance of trees

A green woodpecker clings to the trunk of a tree in late summer
A green woodpecker in a tree at Sherbrook Valley, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Home to wildlife

Offering food, protection and shelter throughout the year, woodlands are a haven for animals big and small. These unique habitats are home to millions of species of wildlife.

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Colourful autumnal tree tops at Clent Hills, Worcestershire

Donate to help us protect woodlands

As a charity, we rely on your generosity to look after the woodlands in our care. Trees and woodland are fundamental, not just because they give us the oxygen we breathe but because they enrich our soil and purify our watercourses. Your donation will help restore and protect woodlands and orchards for future generations to enjoy.

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