The Woodland Trust
Simon says "Trees are fab! Ever since I was a kid, being in them, up them, around them, and surrounded by them has been an inspiration. They have fuelled my passion for the natural world and I’m not alone in thinking they’re great, millions of other living things from bugs to birds and badgers feel the same way.
The Woodland Trust does a marvellous job of ensuring that our native woodland remains a jewel in the crown of our natural heritage".
Simon is an ambassador for the Woodland Trust.
The Woodland Trust have an excellent website full of useful information. Take a look at their 'About Us' page and you'll find out their mission statement and how they plan to implement it. Here's a snippet....
We want to see a country rich in native woods and trees enjoyed and valued by everyone.
1. To work with others to plant more native trees...
- We've set up many different schemes to help people plant trees
- We’ve inspired nearly two million children to plant more than seven million trees
- We're busy planting the forests of the future. Every tree we plant costs us £15
- We’re planting Britain’s largest new native forest just a stone's throw from London
2. Protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future…
- We campaign to protect woodland and trees under threat
- We have helped to save hundreds of woods by lobbying governments and councils
- We're fighting to replace non-native conifers planted in ancient forests with native trees
- With your help we’ve located more than 41,000 ancient trees so we can help protect them
3. Inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees…
- We have loads of activities, games and free days out for children
- We have information, pictures, interactive maps and much more for each of our woods
- Discover when tree leaves begin to appear, flowers bloom and migrant birds first arrive
Ways you can help...
There are lots of different ways you can help the Woodland Trust save and create native woodland.
To find out more visit their Support page on their website. You can find it HERE.
The Woodland Trust
Main Switchborad: 01476 581111