World Nature Conservation Day 2022

28 Jul 2022

The 28th July is World Nature Conservation Day, and this year the theme is ‘Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.’ Forests and woodland are vital habitats for a huge diversity of plants and animals, and they’re also important in their capacity as carbon sinks – absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and therefore helping in our fight against climate change.


Insect Week 2022

20 Jun 2022

June 20th-26th 2022 is Insect Week – an annual celebration encouraging people of all ages to appreciate and learn more about insects. We’re joining in the celebrations by shining a spotlight on 7 insect species you can find in woodland – check back each day this week to learn all about these fabulous beasties!


Stress Awareness Month

1 Apr 2022

April is Stress Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we’re taking the opportunity to explore the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, and looking at how woodlands can help you improve your own wellbeing.  


The EFRA committee report - our response

22 Mar 2022

In a report published this week, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee stated that if the government is to create 30,000 hectares of new woodland every year in the UK by 2025, more comprehensive planting targets, better finance schemes and more accurate mapping are urgently required.


International Women's Day 2022 - Women in the Woods!

8 Mar 2022

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

At Small Woods, we are proud to employ women in a wide range of roles throughout the organisation. Here's Anna, an engagement officer who works for Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) at Craig Gwladus in Neath, to tell you what it's like to be a woman in the woods in 2022.


8 types of nest box to hang in your garden or the woods

18 Feb 2022

This week we are celebrating National Nest Box Week here at Small Woods. Because many people prefer to keep their outdoor spaces neat and tidy, there is a shortage of natural nooks and crannies for birds and other animals to make their nests. Fortunately, we can help by providing safe boxes in which wildlife can build their nests, raise their young and hibernate over winter.


SWA commits to action, in pledge

16 Dec 2021

Small Woods has signed up to the Climate Change and Forestry Accord 2021. This 2021 Accord reaffirms and updates the principles of an accord first agreed in 2015


We've joined The Tree Council!

29 Nov 2021


Green social prescribing

19 Oct 2021

A project is underway to boost ‘green social prescribing’ - where health professionals refer service users to outdoor health initiatives for physical and mental health and wellbeing. 


Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) featured in BBC Two's New Voices from Wales

8 Apr 2021

An Ystradgynlais woodland wellbeing session run by Project Officer Anna Stickland is featured on BBC Two.


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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.

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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.