Stress Awareness Month

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.  

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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


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.


AGM  and Skills Share 2021

Following the success of last year, we are once more holding our AGM and Skills Share online. Providing easy access to an exciting range of talks, workshops and demonstrations. Including, new for this year - we are inviting members to host Sunday morning woodland walks across the country for you to book into and attend! 

To find out more or book a place please follow this link.