Small Woods deliver a wide range of woodland projects across the UK:
- We champion sustainable woodland management
- We teach practical woodland skills
- We promote the benefits and produce of small woodlands
- We help people connect with their local woodland
Build a Bench
Build a Bench (BBO) is a fully funded, 12-week programme aimed at people who are not currently in any kind of paid work and who live in Telford and Wrekin, and Shropshire. It provides a unique opportunity to take part in weekly green wood craft sessions combined with supportive action planning sessions at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge.
Coed Lleol / Small Woods Wales
Small Woods run woodland projects across Wales under the name Coed Lleol / Small Woods. To find out more visit: www.coedleol.co.uk
ELM Test & Trial
Environmental Land Management (ELM) is the post-Brexit payment scheme in England that replaces the Countryside Stewardship scheme for farmers and land managers by the end of 2024. This study is part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Tests and Trials programme. Our work was completed at the end of 2021. Small Woods investigated ways to bring more small woods back into management under environmental land management.
Lost Woods of the Low Weald and Downs is an exciting partnership project that aims to bring back to life forgotten areas of ancient woodland in Sussex. Partner organisations will work with landowners and local communities to rescue these woods, boosting biodiversity, creating a more resilient network of trees and a haven for wildlife.
Telford Woods is social enterprise in England formed in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council and Small Woods. It engages the community in the sustainable management of local woodlands, the use of local forestry products, and development of woodland spaces for education and improved physical health and wellbeing.
Mercian Woodland Biodiversity Project
Small Woods is working in partnership with Severn Trent on an exciting project to improve woodlands for wildlife and nature. We are embarking on a programme of biodiversity improvements which will restore coppice, bring woodlands back into management and create new woodland habitats in the Severn Trent area.
The Mercian Woodland Biodiversity Project will bring 1000 hectares of woodland enhancements over a five-year period through an active engagement process with woodland owners, community trusts and other stakeholders. www.smallwoods.org.uk/en/what-we-do/projects/woodland-biodiversity-project/