Get Involved

There are a number of different ways you can help to Save Our Woods.

Connect with other people in your area on the Save Our Woods Forum and start your own local campaign.

Check out the Hands Off Our Forest – Save the Forest of Dean website which is packed with information that can help you to get your own local campaign up and running.

1. Spread The Word

It is important that as many people as possible become involved in helping to protect our forests. Speak to family, friends, colleagues, teachers, grandmas, grandads, neighbours about the plans. They can take an active interest too and get involved with the campaign but they can’t unless they know about it!

Getting more people involved is one of the most effective ways to help the campaign.

2. Sign The Petition

Please sign the online petition hosted by 38 Degrees and use every opportunity to encourage your family, friends, colleagues, etc to do so. You can use the button on the right of the page or this link to do so

3. Write To Your MP

You can find out more about your local MPs and contact them directly by visiting:

You can also email your MP directly through:

Once you have found out who your MP is, you can use the information on either website to contact them either by letter, email or telephone. It shouldn’t matter which method you use.

4. Need More Inspiration?

Browse through these articles to get you in the mood for trees!

Tasmanias forests – Still Wild Still Threatened, by tree activist Miranda Gibson


Miranda Gibson is currently well into her ninth month living on a platform 60m up in a beautiful, old growth eucalyptus tree, within the heart of one of Tasmania’s ancient forests.

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Forest campaigners to meet minister for forestry policy, Lord Taylor


Tomorrow I join 5 other forest campaigners and head to London to meet with the minister responsible for forest policy in England, Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

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Friends of Thetford Forest ready to fight further threats to our Public Forest Estate


Forestry Panel report to be published on 4th July. Friends of Thetford Forest are ready to oppose any further threats to our forests, with the support of its members and the wider community..

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Friends of Thetford Forest responds to RSPBs’ heathland restoration article


Alan Spidy, on behalf od Friends of Thetford Forest, responds to the RSPB’s article on heathland restoration..

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So what’s wrong with well managed scots pine forest? It’s just another cycle of history, just as heathland is…

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HANDS Off Our Forest is preparing for a surge of activity this summer, as the Independent Panel for Forestry publishes its final report into the future of forests.

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Tree Savers – Save Rail Side Trees!


Network Rail’s national tree clearance programme will destroy an area the size of the Forest of Dean. Tree Savers Whitstable Branch need your help!

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The Great British Elm Experiment – by The Conservation Foundation


The Conservation Foundation tells us about their inspiring work to keep the beautiful Elm tree, almost wiped out by Dutch elm disease, a feature of our landscape

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Springtime in Exmoor


..a photo blog of some of the wonderful signs of Spring I have found in woodlands around Exmoor this past week or so.

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More woodland and more heathland please! by the RSPB


The RSPB adds it’s voice to the Heathland re-creation discussion “we don’t think the decision is heathland or woodland, we want more, better managed and better connected areas of both.”

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Homo Radix by tree seeker, Tiziano Fratus


Tiziano Fratus, tree seeker, advocates the philosophy that we have roots intangibly linked to tree roots and through this connection it is easier for us to understand our wider connection with our landscapes

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Deforestation in England to create heathland: is this what we want, or is there a better way?


This is the second article in a series exploring the issues of heathland restoration by deforestation. This piece by the Save Our Sandlings Forest group…

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The Great BiG Earth DiG


Is A day to inspire people on a local level to create a new space for growing their own fruit and vegetables on the first day of Spring, otherwise known as Equinox Day, 20th March

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Blue Planet – Environmental and Development Challenges: The imperative to act


A group of the world’s leading scientists and experts in sustainable development today called for urgent changes to policies and institutions to enable humanity to tackle environmental crises and improve human wellbeing.

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A Celebration of Save Our Woods & the Save Our Forests campaign!


A year ago today the Save our Forests campaign forced Government to halt their sham public consultation and instead set up an Independent Panel on Forestry… Hen takes a look back..

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The Octavia Hill Awards from the National Trust & Countryfile


The National Trust and Countryfile are running the Octavia Hill Awards to recognise today’s ‘unsung heroes’ of the environmental movement, who make such a difference to our lives.

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Planning and Planting Trees in Urban Communities


George Arkless is the Chair of the Haddonhall TMO, Southwark, London. Here he writes exclusively for SOW about the consequences of poor planning for tree planting, a timely reminder that we should be following the advice of the Tree Council and others advocating ‘The Right Tree in the Right Place’.

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Happy Christmas from SOW


2011 has certainly earned its place in future textbooks with regards forestry, conservation and land management in the UK.

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Threat to the Quantock Hills


Somerset Council has advertised its proposal to sell a major part of the Quantocks AONB! URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!

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The European Tree of the Year


Co-ordinator for both the Czech Tree of the year and the European tree of the year award, Hana Rambouskova Environmentalist with the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation, writes exclusively for SOW.

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