Woodland Appeal

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Help us protect our irreplaceable ancient woodlands

Woodlands are special places, enchanting and peaceful, yet much of the ancient woodland across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire is under threat: because it’s irreplaceable we need to do all we can to keep it in the best shape for wildlife and people.

Ancient woodlands can’t be replaced, we can’t create new ones. It isn’t simply a case of planting new trees and waiting a long time – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone forever. This is because our woodlands have developed over thousands of years in conditions that cannot be recreated; the way they developed as part of the landscape was more intricate, and they were lived in and worked by local communities who influenced andsupported their growth. New woodlands are different – they reflect modern landscapes, which are generally intensively farmed with a more limited range of species, especially woodland specialists.

Here’s how your donation could help…

£30 could pay for the tools needed to carry out woodland management across our reserves

£56 could pay for tree guards and stakes for newly planted young trees

£94 could fund a day of coppicing at an ancient wood

£188 could pay for a staff member to control scrub and maintain hedges

£250 could fund the restoration of new woodland areas

You can also give...

  • By phone using a credit/debit card by calling 01954 713543
  • By post by sending a cheque made payable to 'The Wildlife Trust BCN' and send it to us at The Manor House, Broad St, Great Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6DH.

Thank you!

Some part/all of your donations could be used to make a Contributing Third Party (CTP) payment to a landfill operator to secure a grant through the Landfill Communities Fund.