Current UK Funding Appeals for Tree Protection and Woodland Regeneration
The Ancient Yew Group finds, records and preserves Britain's ancient and veteran yew trees...the world's greatest collection. It is run entirely by volunteers.
The Ancient Yew Group’s website is now lacking in capability to continue to disseminate information to the wider public and partner organisations, and to remain at the forefront of UK based biological recording.
It is critical to redesign their outdated website before the present website fails including migrating a number of nationally important data bases to the new site. This will enable volunteers to continue to record Yew Trees and ensure their protection. .
The Woodland Trust are seeking to purchase 120 acres of land bordering Pepper Wood - an ancient and hugely valuable community woodland and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI),west of Birmingham near Bromsgrove, which they acquired in the early 1980s.
If they can raise the money they wish, through natural regeneration and tree planting, establish a new wooded landscape, linking to Pepper directly along its northern boundary and creating 250 acres of continuous, resilient native woodland.
Help support this purchase and to double the size of one of the Trust's most treasured woods.
Help Extend Ebernoe Common Ancient Woodland, Sussex
Sussex Wildlife Trust urgently need to raise £50,000 to secure the future of over 24 hectares of ancient woodland to the north and west of their woodland reserve at Ebernoe Common, near Petworth in West Sussex.
They have now raised the majority of the funds required for the purchase, but now must also secure vital funding for the ongoing management costs to make this purchase possible.
Loch Arkaig Pine Forest Revival,
In 2016, The Woodland Trust in partnership with local residents an supporters acquired 2,500 acres of degraded but rare ancient Caledonian pinewood deep in the Scottish Highlands.
Over the next 20+ years they aim to restore the pinewood to glorious native woodland, as home for some of Scotland's most iconic wildlife. To achieve this they still need to raise at least £3.6 million. Over the next five years they will:
remove 70,000 tonnes of non-native trees using specialist equipment
fight tree disease by taking out infected lodgepole pine
restore up to 440 hectares of degraded peatland habitats
control invasive non-native species such as Japanese knotweed.
Restoring Ausewell Wood,
In February 2020, The Woodland Trust and National Trust jointly acquired the 342 acre ancient Ausewell Wood in Dartmoor, Devon. It is a wild mix of wood and heath with dense woodland and damp temperate rainforest along the River Dart, that is a haven for endangered wildlife.
160 acres of ancient woodland at Ausewell are in jeopardy after being clear-felled and planted with non-native conifers after WW2.. By slowly removing them and allowing the light back in thecan allow native species to take hold once more..
The restoration costs could amount to a £1.5 million. ,but every donation is vital to realise the wood's full potential.
The Brecks, Norfolk
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been proactive in protecting the Brecks, one of Britains greatest natural areas. by acquiring essential wildlife sites whenever they came up for sale.
Within the Brecks, lies Thompson Common, a biodiversity hotspot. It has a mosaic of habitats – wet and dry grasslands, hedges, woodland and more than 400 Ice Age pools known as pingos
The Trust have an opportunity to expand Thompson Common by reconnecting it to, and restoring, an adjoining 132 acres of arable and woodland, which is for sale.
With your support they could bring the land – including 20.3 hectares of SSSI woodland – into their ownership, protection, and consistent conservation .