A need to connect with nature and the outdoors came to the fore during the pandemic, with hundreds of thousands of people seeking time to reflect in gardens, parks and woods. Many people visited their local woods for the first time and continue to do so since discovering these valuable resources. The Woodland Trust is proud to facilitate this via their free to access woodlands and sites, with the support of players helping to make these woods more welcoming and safer for everyone to visit and enjoy, right across Great Britain.
And with support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, the Woodland Trust is also delivering landscape scale projects in Devon, Cumbria, Wales and the west coast of Scotland, supporting vital work in tackling the climate and nature emergencies. Players' support helped the Trust purchase its 1st mountain - Ben Shieldaig in the North West Highlands of Scotland, home to rare temperate rainforest. In 2016, the Woodland Trust, along with Arkaig Community Forest, secured 2,500 acres of ancient Caledonian pine forest on the shores of Loch Arkaig in the Highlands of Scotland. Players' support is helping the Woodland Trust restore this amazing but degraded landscape over decades to come, as well as supporting its Ospreycam - a huge global hit!
Funding also supports Nature's Calendar, a vital record of the effects of weather and climate on nature - with volunteer citizen scientists across Britain providing data from their local neighbourhoods.
Our native woodland needs to be protected and restored, so thanks for your ongoing support! For more information, visit their website www.woodlandtrust.org.uk.