Special Branch Update – End of Year Special

Hello Supers


We are nearly there, not only the end of the year but also the end of the decade. What a time it’s been!


The conversation around the need for trees and woodland has changed dramatically in recent years.


This month alone we saw politicians make tree planting a prominent manifesto promise, proving that all of our campaigning is influencing real, large scale change.


You have been instrumental in raising awareness of the Trust’s campaigns and for that we say a HUGE thank you.


We would not have made such an impact without your support.


Here are just some of the amazing things you have achieved this year:


  • Portsmouth Council introduce tree felling notices and consultation thanks to a super campaigning effort
  • Royal College of Art final show features tree inspired sculptures and Woodland Trust campaigns
  • Poe-tree night in Nottingham in celebration of trees and, you guessed it, poetry!
  • Woodland Trust placards pop up in M4 protest, Cardiff
  • 12,000 people lobby MPs on Climate Change
  • A beautiful blog leads a reader to become a member of the WT
  • Miss-treated trees in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens are given a voice
  • 1000+ Clicks on your unique links, nearly 500 hours of volunteering and 1500 individual actions
  • Village fete features WT voice despite the weather
  • The internet being full of positive and inspiring content about trees rather than anything else.
  • More than 275,000 people take part in the Big Climate Fightback, with tree planting dominating the news and political manifestos.
  • 4000+ people email their political candidates asking them to stand up for words and trees.


Thank you so much for the hours you have given to the Trust this year, we are immensely grateful.


We have lots of exciting campaigns in the pipeline for 2020 and I cannot wait to get stuck in with you all.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year



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