New Small Woods CEO announced

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon James as our next Chief Executive.

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Edge Wood Volunteer Days - Autumn 2023

21 Sep 2023


CEO Ian Baker to step down

23 Aug 2023

Ian Baker has taken the decision to step down as Chief Executive of SWA at the end of the 2023, after eight yrs in the role.


Call for expressions of interest in the role of Small Woods Trustee

28 Jul 2023


SWA Woodfuel Conference 2023 - analysis and conclusions

20 Jul 2023


Wood fuel: where we stand

7 Jul 2023


Insect Week 2023

19 Jun 2023


Join us at our Woodfuel Policy Conference (members only)

7 Jun 2023


Launch of the Esmond Harris Award 2023

6 Apr 2023

Small Woods is proud to announce the launch of the Esmond Harris Award 2023.

Now in its second year, the annual competition aims to celebrate the innovation that is making a difference in small woodlands across the UK.


Wood-fired stoves in the news

16 Feb 2023

You may have heard news reports indicating that the use of wood-burning stoves has a severely negative impact on the environment, specifically air quality. In particular, discussions have been focused on emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) contained within wood smoke, which is contributing to pollutants known to damage human health. Here, we look at those claims and the evidence behind them, to help members form their own balanced opinions.


Joint letter to Secretary of State for Defra

16 Feb 2023

Small Woods and the Royal Forestry Society have come together to write a letter to Rt Hon. Thérèse Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Defra, to raise concerns regarding the implementation of the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme.


Become a Member

Small Woods are the UK organisation for woodland owners, workers, supporters, and social foresters. We stand for living, sustainable woodlands alive with wildlife, people and work. Managed and used well, small woodlands are vital to thriving local economies, wildlife, and the health and wellbeing of local communities, as well as hugely valuable in the fight against climate change.

Become a Small Woods Member

Small Woods offer members a wide range of training, events and support designed to help you to make decisions about woodland management, whether you are managing it for wood fuel, timber, wildlife or recreation, or indeed a mixture.  We aim to help, whatever your motivation or stage of development.