Support the future of Wytham Woods


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Wytham Woods is a 1000-acre woodland, owned and maintained by the University of Oxford since 1942. It is one of the most researched pieces of woodland in the world, exceptionally rich in flora and fauna, with over 500 species of plants, a wealth of woodland habitats, and 800 species of butterflies and moths.

To maintain the Woods and fund conservation and community projects, Wytham relies on generous support to ensure that you and others can continue to enjoy the woodland for many years to come.

We have exciting plans to plant a new woodland, Bear Wood, that will have a vital role in the future of Wytham and its surrounding environment, which includes extracting and storing carbon dioxide from the air and providing a habitat for a wealth of wildlife.

To thank you for your support, donors to our 2022 appeal will have the opportunity to grow and plant their own oak tree.

Close-up of acorns on an oak tree

You will be offered your own heritage acorn from one of Oxfordshire’s ancient oaks and provided with information on how to grow and care for your acorn at home. In 2024, you can bring your sapling back to Wytham to be planted in Bear Wood.

You can also choose to purchase an ‘oakling’ or sapling species of your choice at Wytham and your donation will help us pay for their upkeep and prepare the Bear Wood site for planting.

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