In many parts of Britain, the deep history of its people can be read through the old trees in the landscape however despite their long lives, old trees are at risk from modern living and can be easily damaged by man. We are supporting initiatives to promote our ancient tree heritage and care for ancient trees.
The Forest of Selwood greensand ridge aquifers are home to numerous springs feeding the headwaters of five important rivers; the Brue, Cale, Frome, Stour and Wylye. We are committed to recovering freshwater biodiversity, restoring natural river flows and cleaning up polluted water for nature to thrive.
With the rivers Frome, Brue and Stour rising within the area and the heavy clay soils of the valleys, it is unsurprising that the most common grassland historically would have been lowland meadows. We are committed to restoring and reconnecting the grasslands of the Forest.
There are over nine-hundred native species in the UK which are currently classed as under threat with several hundreds more known to be in significant decline. The countryside is now bereft of many species which were a familiar sight a mere generation ago.
We are supporting a wide range of species recovery projects in the forest including assisted eel migration on the Brue, Beaver management on the Frome and Pine Marten reintroduction in the woodland boarding Somerset and Wiltshire.
We are working to safeguard the Forest's plants and animals from increasing habitat loss, species decline or even extinction. Our work is supported by donations from individuals and charitable foundations.
Forest of Selwood is a registered charity committed to reviving nature in this deeply historic landscape.