The Woodland Trust
Their vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.
Trees and woods filter their air, cool their cities, purify their water and enrich their soil. Yet the damage done to them has now reached catastrophic levels, and their plant and animal species are declining at an alarming rate.
They are the country’s largest woodland conservation charity with over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK.
They're standing up for woods and trees. They protect and campaign, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
To realise their vision they need to rekindle people’s love for woods and trees and show them the benefits trees can bring to their lives and communities.
Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity. Over the last 40 years or so, they have acquired more than 1,000 woodland sites covering 73 square miles.
The Woodland Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 294344) and in Scotland (No. SC038885).
A non-profit making company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No. 1982873.
The Trust has obtained the consent of the Registrar of Companies not to use the word 'Limited' in its name.
The registered office is at: Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL
The Trust is also known as:
The Woodland Trust Scotland
The Woodland Trust in Northern Ireland
Coed Cadw or the Woodland Trust Wales
Under charity law the Woodland Trust is governed by a board of trustees, who are volunteers. The trustees are also ‘directors’ under company law.
So ultimately, all their legal responsibilities lie with their trustees. They agree the Trust’s direction, policies, key strategies, overall budget, staffing levels and how their performance is measured.
The board delegates the day-to-day responsibilities of the Trust to the chief executive, the principal officers and other Trust staff. The executive staff report to trustees through board meetings or one of its committees.See more