Help us to conserve and restore UK Ancient Woodland today. Your contribution will benefit the protection and restoration of our ancient woodlands, a precious forest ecosystem here in the UK. Contribute to conserve and restore our ancient woodlands and help reverse the nature crisis.
By choosing the UK Ancient Woodland Protection Product:
✔️ You'll be helping to heal the planet
✔️ You'll be conserving and restoring some of our rarest habitat and its wildlife
✔️ It'll benefit future generations who may not otherwise experience these special places
✔️ You'll be helping to conserve these important ecosystems
WHY PROTECT ANCIENT WOODLAND?
Did you know that up to 70% of ancient woods have been lost or damaged in the UK in the last 80 years and that they are being lost in the UK at a rate which may be higher than the loss of the Amazon forest?
Development, overgrazing, and the spread of invasive species like rhododendron, are just some of the threats currently affecting our Ancient woodlands.
Ancient woodlands and the wildlife contained within them have co-evolved for thousands of years, creating diverse, distinctive and valuable ecosystems that
cannot be re-created. Each individual ancient veteran tree is an ecosystem in its own right supporting rich communities of flora, fauna, lichens and fungi.
Choose an Ancient Woodland on-off purchase to have a long-term impact. All projects are carried out using best practice methods and are managed by our professional ecological and forestry teams.
The Future Forest Company currently manages a number of sites with ancient woodland, including Glenaros and Dumyat, with very old woodland areas also present at Brisbane Mains.
At Glenaros, we have significant areas of the very special Atlantic Hazelwood. We have just started to manage these places and monitor their condition. We have identified that all have been subject to overgrazing, with little new regeneration, and are in need of help if future generations are to experience and enjoy them.
We also plan to control invasive species, such as rhododendron, which are nearby, in order to stop them invading our woodlands. To help do all this work, we have our own in-house Ecologist and Forestry specialists who manage these areas and who are currently carrying out site surveys and planning to ensure we do things right.
We may even look to bring in conservation grazing to help the woodlands recover the ability to regenerate themselves in places in a more balanced way. All our work will involve regular monitoring to judge whether our approaches are successful or not. This will include monitoring key species like rare lichens and fungi.
What you'll receive:
You'll get a quarterly newsletter where our experts will update you on our ancient woodland management and restoration projects.