What we do

Discover local woodland projects, learn woodland skills, find support to manage your own small woodland, and improve your health and wellbeing outdoors - with Small Woods. 

  • Training and Events - for woodland managers, enthusiasts and apprentices
  • Advice and Information - sustainable woodland management, woodland economy, woodland wildlife, and social forestry
  • Woodland Projects - promoting woodland management, coppice restoration, social forestry, biodiversity, health & wellbeing in woodlands, and community woodland support
  • Sustainable Woodland Management - promoting and support the sustainable management of small woodlands for the benefit of wildlife and people
  • Social Forestry - opening opportunities to improve health and wellbeing through woodland activities
  • Small Woods Member scheme - offering woodland management support and advice, a quarterly Small Woods magazine, discounts of courses and events and more. 
  • Woodland Research - to improve the understanding, awareness and sustainability of small woodlands now and for future generations

Small Woods work across the UK delivering woodland activities in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Make a Shave Horse

  • The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
  • 21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Learn how to make your own Shave horse in the traditional English Bodgers style. more...

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Backhouse Wood: Members Woodland Visit

  • Backhouse Wood, Aldington, near Ashford, Kent, 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • 21 May 2022 - 21 May 2022
Backhouse Wood is on the outskirts of Aldington near Ashford in Kent. It is a PAWS woodland and having been almost clear felled during the second World War was replanted with poplar and various conifers including larch, Scots pine and Norway spruce. Read More...