Tune into the action at our Scottish osprey nest at Loch Arkaig.Discover our recent challenges and successes and how you can help.Join podcast host Adam Shaw and guests to explore woods and trees around the UK.Want to plant 500+ trees on at least half a hectare? In some areas, woods can be almost entirely made up of hazel. It’s a magical place with a real rainforest feel, alive with mosses and filmy-ferns festooning gnarled oaks.Coed Felenrhyd and Llennyrch is home to a number of rare species found nowhere else in Wales.Ausewell is like a lost world, its 342 acres of raw beauty a haven for wildlife. Tackling climate change with the right trees in the right placeProtected trees: how to know which trees are protectedhistoric and wonderful site back to life to achieve its full potential. Images © protected Woodland Trust. Discover why it's important, where to find it and how you can help.
These places have high rainfall and humidity and low annual variation in temperature. GB520 6111 04. Bringing woods like this back to their former glory is an enormous task. Every donation is vital if we're to realise the wood's full potential.A dazzling array of shapes, sizes and colours. Did you know we have our very own rainforest here in the UK? Rainforests in the UK are best considered globally as part of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest biome. VAT No. This habitat is globally rare and some say is more threatened than tropical rainforest. Temperate rainforests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall. It is a habitat which is globally rare and some say is more threatened than tropical rainforest. This has left a small and fragmented resource.The two major threats continuing to impact our rainforests are:The small and fragmented nature of our rainforest also reduces its resilience against other threats, such as pests, diseases and climate change.We care for several rainforest sites in the UK. Rainforests in the UK are part of the Coastal Temperate Rainforest biome. The high humidity and low temperature range create the perfect conditions for moisture-loving lichens and bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).A good example of this habitat could contain over 200 different species of bryophytes and 100-200 species of lichen. It has suffered long term declines through clearances, chronic overgrazing, and conversion to other uses.
Tree lungwort would once have occurred all across western Europe.Our rainforests are also home to lots of other rare and interesting wildlife, including:The rainforest was once a well-used resource, providing timber, charcoal and tannin for tanning leather. Here are a few of the best – like all our woods, they’re always open and free for you to explore.The moist, mild climate here creates a temperate rainforest of ancient Atlantic oakwood, dripping with rare fern, moss and lichen. It has suffered long term declines through clearances, chronic overgrazing, and conversion to other uses. You can also help our work to restore amazing sites like Ausewell. The green areas on the map below show just how rare it is.Ideal conditions for this habitat are found in the UK along the western seaboard. Part of the Trust’s trio of wooded valleys in Dartmoor - alongside Ausewell Wood is a haven for some of the UK’s most precious and endangered wildlife.It’s not too late to reverse the decline and save our rainforest.