We’re the Woodland Trust and we plant trees.
We were established in 1972 at the kitchen table of our founder, Kenneth Watkins OBE. Since then, we’ve grown to become the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity with over 500,000 members and supporters. Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. Here’s how we’re making this a reality:
We plant trees and woods to tackle climate change and provide havens for wildlife.
We fight to keep threatened ancient woods and trees safe, and we lead the battle against tree pests and diseases.
We restore damaged ancient woodland, bringing these irreplaceable habitats back to life so wildlife can thrive.
We care for over 1,000 woods across the UK. They’re open to the public and free to visit all year round, so they’re perfect for frosty winter walks.
“We’re delighted to be part of BBC Countryfile Christmas in the Park.
Look out for the giant old evergreen and find our stand just as you enter the show to discover how planting a tree makes a real difference and learn more about our ambition to plant a tree for everyone in the UK by 2025. Fancy getting involved? We’re giving away trees to people who don’t mind getting their hands dirty for a good cause.
Our experts will also be running guided walks around Charlton Park with your favourite Countryfile presenters. Join us to learn about the arboretum and how to care for wildlife in your garden over the winter months. And kids can get involved too – they can make their own reindeer from hazel sticks in our fun festive workshops!
So, come along and have a chat with one of our friendly team and learn more about how becoming a member of the Woodland Trust helps us protect, restore and plant woods and trees.”
Sara Dickinson, Events Programme Executive