There are lots of opportunities to get involved in tree planting and sustainable woodland management. The main regularly operating projects are shown on this map, plus many one off and short term schemes.
Although allowing natural regeneration and succession to occur is the preferred route to enabling a natural kaleidoscope of habitats and much needed scrub and woodland, this can’t happen until the biggest landowners in the UK make drastic changes to the way they use land.
Until then, to encourage an improvement in ecological health and the growth of new young woodland, we have to plant trees and protect them. Taking this proactive action is empowering, positive and possibly the best thing we can do to improve the currently declining health of the nations ecological systems.