Woodland Trust Northern Ireland
The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK with over 500,000 supporters. The conservation charity wants to see a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. The Trust has three key aims:
- protect ancient woodland, which is rare, unique, and irreplaceable
- restore damaged ancient woodland, bringing precious pieces of our natural history back to life
- plant native trees and woods with the aim of creating resilient landscapes for people and wildlife.
Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,200 sites in its care covering approximately 29,000 hectares. The Woodland Trust cares for over 50 woodlands in Northern Ireland. These woods contain a mix of recently planted woodland, mature woodland, and ancient woodland. Access to its woods is free so everyone can benefit from woods and trees.