non-profit woodland conservation chari-
ty. As well as protecting the last remaining
woodlands in the UK, they assist in regenerating
woodland and help people from all walks of life
plant thousands of trees every year.
They massively promote ancient woodland
conservation and believe that the remaining 2%
of ancient woodland in the UK - that has been
around since the ice age - should be preserved for
future generations to appreciate. They politically
lobby and campaign to give legal protective rights
to the last endangered natural woodlands.
woodlands & wildlife in the UK a chance to thrive.
Woodland Trust members
believe that every child in the UK
should have the opportunity to plant
Engaging in nature activities
such as tree planting at an early
age can assist in creating more environmentally
When taking part in tree planting, it can
help to develop a connection to the land, carrying
the knowledge that you have made a positive
difference to the environment in which you live in.
Planting a tree is a rewarding and educational
experience for anyone and everyone to engage in.
Woodland Trust gives away free tree
packs to schools and communities and promote
tree planting to create greener spaces. Their new
campaign `Street Trees' is also aimed to get more
trees planted in urban environments such as
London, to help create cleaner air in cities. Tree
planting also offers a solution in reducing the
negative impacts of flooding, as tree roots soak up
excess water from excessive rainfall.
Tree planting is an environmental activity
that every child in the UK could have the opportunity
to take part in. It's a hands-on activity that they will
remember and an engaging way to learn more
Are you a teacher or working closely with a
Why not start a Tree Planting project and get all
help to teach children the importance and value of
the natural world around them.
Although many of us today are living in urban
environments, it's important to engage and connect
young people to the natural world. Spending more
time in nature is proving to be supportive to mental
and physical health and offering many positive
More trees can help to increase wildlife in the area,
providing a habitat for birds, mammals and insects.
Woods and trees can be used to
teach many subjects in the school
curriculum and also provide
outdoor learning areas, creating
an exciting playground for the
future and becoming a classroom
without walls. Planting more trees also means that
there will be fresher and cleaner air to breathe
for future generations.
Some benefits of Trees:
· Produce oxygen and reduce pollution
· Provide Habitat for Wildlife
· Offer shade on hot days
· Maintain soil nutrients
· Help to reduce flooding
The children at William Shrewsbury Primary School
in Staffordshire have taken part in tree planting
initiatives through the Woodland Trust and have
become dedicated when it comes to planting trees.
They have planted more than 350 trees in the last
ten years with the children at the school. Creating
hedges and copses to totally transform their once
bare school grounds near Burton.
Lots of free supporting resources, including the
Green Tree Schools Award, can be found at:
One single oak tree can
support up to
500 different species