If you enjoy the outdoors, want to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of our ranger team, why not get involved with your local forest?

Our woods need you!

We manage approximately 130Ha of woodland around Little Wittenham.  This includes small pockets of farm woodland, an SSSI ancient woodland, an historic wood on a Scheduled Monument, a nationally important research woodland and an arboretum!

It’s a varied collection with differing aims including promoting biodiversity, providing access, scientific research and commercial enterprise.

Managing these areas is a big job but with your help we can maximise our impact on biodiversity, carbon sequestration, education and engagement.

Managing woodland habitats

As part of our new team of Forestry volunteers you will learn all about the complexities of managing a woodland habitat.  From individual tree management to looking at a wood as a whole to assess its quality for wildlife, timber and its general health.

You will have a key role to play in the ongoing management of Paradise Wood, one of the UK’s leading research collections, and learn about the variety of research taking place as well as getting a chance to contribute to that research.

Initial training will cover forestry mensuration (measuring timber) but will include habitat surveys, hand tool use and potentially some power tools.

Alongside all of that you will be out and about in our woods, a great way to keep fit and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time amongst the trees.

Download the Volunteer Role Information Pack for further details:





Paradise Wood Earth Trust research woodland