Woods & forests
Professional institution for amenity tree-care professionals – promoting the sustainable management of trees in areas where people live, work & play. Training, advice & events.
‘The forest for a thousand years – a project designed to restore and regenerate Scotland’s native woods to their original splendour through sound forestry practice.
Discover the Forest
Great US site. How to prepare for a trip to the forest or woods, what to do once you’re there (tons of good activities), info on ecosystems, conservation and lots more.
First Nature: The Arboretum
An illustrated guide to the native and naturalised trees of Britain and Ireland.
Forestry and Land Scotland
'We look after Scotland's national forests for you.' Loads of great learning resources on habitats, wildlife, heritage, trees & forestry.
The government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands. Work with Forestry England & Forest Research.
'England’s largest land manager looking after over 1,500 forests ... deliver internationally renowned research in sustainable forestry & help other landowners make their woodlands more productive, better for wildlife, & prepared for the challenges of a changing climate.'
'Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree related research ... internationally renowned for the provision of evidence and scientific services in support of sustainable forestry.'
Grown in Britain
Creating a sustainable wood culture that connects people, companies & organisations to woods & forests, recognising the important environment they provide for people, wildlife & the economy.
LEAF – Learning About Forests
‘Rekindles in students a desire to engage more with their natural surroundings. ‘ Tools & resources on forest themes and global Plant a Tree for Peace scheme.
Transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England into a national forest. Non-departmental public body sponsored by DEFRA.
The national organisation for woodland owners, workers and supporters. ‘We stand for living sustainable woods: alive with wildlife, people and work.’
Spirit of Trees
A varied collection of multicultural folktales and myths – ‘a resource for therapists, educators, environmentalists, storytellers and tree lovers!’
Working across Britain to help forests thrive, for people & for nature, following sustainable development principles – research, education, online forestry resources & wood products.
‘Information, stories & myths related to trees. A meeting place for treehuggers and green activists. Supporting the regeneration of woodlands across the UK’.
The Tree Council
Aiming for more trees in streets, parks, hedgerows & woodland, benefiting people & wildlife, enhancing landscapes & engaging people in biodiversity & environmental issues.
Tree Health Survey
'The OPAL Tree Health Survey was developed in direct response to the UK Government’s growing concerns about the pests and diseases threatening the country’s trees and woodlands, and addressed the Government’s objectives to raise public awareness of tree health and empower people to work with officials to monitor trees.' Resources include ID guides, booklets, posters & video.
Charity collating and updating a unique database of over 200,000 of the most notable trees across Britain and Ireland.
US Forest Service: Learn
Lots of resources for kids, educators and nature professionals on plants, animals, trees and forests.
Charity founded by a group of traditional cabinet makers who wanted to improve the way in which trees were grown, maintained and harvested in the UK.
Charity protecting, conserving and restoring ancient woodlands through practical projects, education and campaigns. Identify, discover and learn about trees.