Our iconic oak trees are under threat.

There are around 121 million oak trees in UK woodland, with almost 1 million in London alone. But they face a fight for survival against pests and diseases that have the potential to devastate the oak population.

Action Oak is an initiative to protect our oak trees

It is a partnership of organisations who are protecting oak trees by:

  • Working with owners and managers of oak trees and woodlands to help to protect the trees from a range of threats
  • Funding research to improve our understanding of the threats to our oak trees and to inform best management practices
  • Using established professional and citizen science networks to record changes in the distribution, age and health of our oak trees to identify priority areas for action
  • Encouraging organisations to join the Action Oak Partnership and people to support Action Oak

Help us preserve oaks in our landscapes.

Losing oak trees from our lanscape would impact our well-being, economy, environment and the species that depend on them.

Research and monitoring has begun but we must do more to ensure we protect our majestic oak trees for future generations to enjoy.

Find out how you can support on the Action Oak website.


Donate to The Tree Council

Donate to The Tree Council and we will use your generosity to plant, care for and protect trees at a local level, through our volunteers and community programmes, and at a national level through advocacy, science & research and our network of members.