The Woodland Trust

2020 was such a tough year for us all, but we know so many people, ALDinHE members included, have found solace in reconnecting with nature. The conference committee are so happy we can provide a way to put that connection into action, by supporting the Woodland Trust in the Big Climate Fightback. Trees are seen as nature’s answer to climate change – they soak up carbon dioxide and deliver oxygen. ALDinHE with your support has purchased an area of woodland.

Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,000 sites in its care covering approximately 29,000 hectares. The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. It has over 500,000 supporters. It wants to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. Access to its woods is free so everyone can benefit from woods and trees.

The Trust has three key aims:  

1. Protect ancient woodland which is rare, unique and irreplaceable

2. Restoration of damaged ancient woodland, bringing precious pieces of our natural history back to life

3. Plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.

Please take some time to visit the Woodland Trust website, which ALDinHE is supporting with money raised through this conference.

Visit the Woodland Trust to find woods near you

Use the Woodland Trust app to Identify trees

woodland path