- Wildlife Groups
The Woodland Trust is the largest charity dedicated to the conservation of woodlands in the UK with over 500,000 members and over 1,000 woodland sites. Their vision is 'a UK rich in native woodsand trees, for people and for wildlife' and they have 3 main aims:-
Planting. Tree planting is one of the most effective ways of tackling climate change - as trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) one of the main greenhouse gases behind global warming. The Woodland Trust has planted more than 43 million trees since their inception in 1972.
Protecting. Our woodland areas are part of our heritage and are important for our well being yet the level of woodland coverage in the UK is just 13% (the EU average is 37%). The Woodland Trust leads the way in protecting these precious environments from safeguarding ancient woodland from unnecessary destruction to preventing the loss of street trees and local woods.
Restoring. Our woodlands, especially ancient woodland, are fragile environments and susceptable to a number of threats such as tree pests / disease and invasive species. The Woodland Trust works actively with landowners and communities to restore damaged woodlands so that they can thrive again.
The interactive map on this page displays all of the Woodland Trust's sites in Yorkshire. Clicking on any of the marker pins will bring up a brief description of each site and external links for more information.