Earth Trust is home to the most diverse collection of living hardwood trees in the UK which is a unique genetic resource for resilience, productivity and plant health.
Earth Trust is championing a new sustainable model for our trees and forests: demonstrating integrated woodland management which balances their value for amenity and for wildlife, as well as for economic, sustainable timber production.
We have a number of tree collections: Paradise Wood, a nationally significant research woodland; Broad Arboretum, a living collection of every tree species native to Oxfordshire; Neptune Wood, a Trafalgar wood established in 2005; and Little Wittenham Wood, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation.
The diversity of each forestry asset and their shared climactic conditions provide a wealth of forestry research and social science opportunities, not least using the gene bank and the ecosystems of these collections to answer a broad range of enquiries. We are a laboratory for productivity, biodiversity and community engagement and forestry research undertaken at Earth Trust can be transformative in its application to policy questions and challenges.
We are grateful to all our donors, including the following for their support for our woodlands management: