Discover your woods

Discover our woodlands and native trees, with expert talks, activities and lots more...

Brought to you as part of our Together for Trees project, with funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. 

An introduction to Woodland Creation

Learn about woodland creation, following the key principles of the UK Forestry Standard. Introductions to the key issues of soils, moisture regimes, water, site and species selection, design, pests and diseases, climate resilience and after care. Woodland Creation talk

Looking after a new woodland  

Planting trees is the first step in a much longer process. To successfully manage newly planted trees and woodland over the early years
of establishment, aftercare is vital. Read our Woodland Maintenance Guide to find out the key steps you can take to help your new woodland thrive.


Recognising and reporting Ancient and Veteran Trees

Join Vanessa Champion, Ancient and Veteran Tree recorder for the Woodland Trust, as she gives an insight into the importance of ancient and veteran trees and how you can identify these trees in your local area. 

Oak leaves

Woodlands in the Dales talk

An overview of trees and woodlands in the Dales, exploring how they have changed in recent years and looking at what may influence the treescapes of the future. Woodlands in the Dales talk

David Evans Limestone tree

Top 10 things to do in the woods!

Woods are exciting places to explore. You can run around, use all your senses, get muddy and have hours of fun. There will be lots of wildlife for you to get to know and you will find that no two visits are the same. View our Top 10 things to do in the woods!

Tree hug

Tree-mendous spring quiz!  

Do you know your Hazel from your Horse Chestnut? Test your your tree knowledge with this tree-mendous quiz, and why not share your own photos with us online? Spring Trees quiz.

Elder flowers Spring