Get involved with protecting trees

Have you been inspired by the tree health survey? Learn more about trees and protecting them from pests and diseases.


    The Food and Environment Research Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and worked with OPAL to develop the tree health survey.
  • Forest
    One of the world’s leading centres of research into woodlands and forestry, Forest Research worked with OPAL to develop the tree health survey.
  • Forestry Commission –
    The Forestry Commission of Great Britain is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.
  • Scottish Environment Protection
    Scotland's environmental regulator which works to protect the environment and human health.
  • Natural Resources
    New body managing the environment and natural resources in Wales.
  • Woodland
    Woodland conservation charity that works with others to plant more native trees; protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future; and inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees.
  • Forest Education
    FEI aims to increase the understanding and appreciation, particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests.
  • Observatree -
    Protecting the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases using a network of trained volunteers.


  • Tree ID gallery – do you know your Oak from your Ash? Test your identification skills in our online gallery.
  • Discover orchards – learn more about the organisms that grow on trees in orchards.
  • Tree ID forum – still not sure which species you're looking at? Ask others in the Natural History Museum's forum.