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Help us grow England’s forests

Grow and protect our vital forests – one square metre at a time

Today our forests face a great threat. The climate is changing faster than nature can adapt. If our forests don’t have a future, we don’t have a future. But it’s not too late to take action.

For just £10 a square metre you could help grow the nation’s forests and protect them for generations to come.

Donate now

To say thank you we will send you a beautiful certificate to print out and hang on your wall.

Why do our forests matter?

Forests are a critical part of our heritage and a vital part of our ecosystem. They provide a safe haven for endangered species, counter the effects of climate change and help to reduce levels of carbon dioxide.

In our increasingly busy and fast-paced world, forests keep us connected to the planet and help us discover the natural world in our own unique way, no matter how old we are. They’re magical places that invite us to explore, play, have adventures – and form lifelong memories and connections.

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Why help England’s forests now?

Today our forests face a great threat. The climate is changing faster than nature can adapt.

The UK has lost more biodiversity than most other countries in the world. England has one of the lowest levels of forest in Europe and 13% of our wild species are at immediate risk of extinction. Pests and diseases are on the increase with ash dieback and sudden larch death devastating huge areas of forest.

If our forests don’t have a future, we don’t have a future. But it’s not too late to take action and protect them for generations to come.

Please donate today

Why should I donate to Forestry England?

We care for more land and trees than any other organisation in England. We work across the country to care for local spaces that whole communities can enjoy. From small woodlands on the fringes of towns and cities, to vast areas like the ancient New Forest – for over 100 years we have been growing, shaping and caring for more than 1,500 of our nation’s forests. We’ve built over 1,800 miles of walking, running and cycling trails, and we supply England’s largest amount of sustainably-sourced timber while conserving thousands of plant and animal species.

Although we are a public body and not a charity, we receive limited public funding and generate most of our revenue ourselves. Find out more about us.

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Your donation will help to grow the nation’s forests, one square metre at a time, for now and for future generations.

What could my donation do?

For just £10 a square metre you could help grow and protect the nation’s forests in four wonderful ways.

1. Create new forests

You could help secure land to plant brand new forests from scratch – and increase tree coverage in England.  We need more forests in England to provide vital spaces for people to relax and enjoy and for children to learn about nature and build memories they will cherish forever. Together we can reduce the decline in our forests and make sure that future generations are surrounded by more areas of forest than we are today.

2. Help the forests you love to thrive

You could help to nurture and restore forests across England – making them more diverse, resilient and better for wildlife. Forests do better when we give them a helping hand. We make sure the forests in our care contain a wide range of healthy trees, which in turn support millions of different species of wildlife – from fungi to insects, birds, reptiles and mammals.

3. Rebuild forests weakened by disease

You could help stop the spread of diseases – and replace damaged trees. With your help, we can monitor areas of forest more effectively to spot threats sooner and we can replace damaged areas of forests with new, more resilient species – re-establishing much-needed homes for wildlife.

4. Establish wild areas

You could help us in our ambition to designate wild areas of forest. In these special places, natural process will be restored, providing homes for even more wildlife, including species that are long-forgotten in the British landscape such as beavers and pine martens.

How do I donate?

Visit  to make an online donation*

You can support and grow one square metre of forest for every £10 you give. If you are unable to donate online, you can  send a cheque made payable to Forestry England to:

Forestry England
620 Bristol Business Park
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1EJ

Please include details of the name you would like on the certificate and where to send it, and please write ‘forest fund’ on the back of your cheque.

What will I receive in return?

To say thank you we will give you the option of receiving a beautiful certificate to print out and hang on your wall. 

Certificate to thank you for donating
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* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates).

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