The Windsor Estate
Working to protect a unique landscape
Natural England is the government’s advisor on the natural environment. Established in 2006, its work is focused on enhancing England’s wildlife and landscapes and maximising the benefits they bring to the public. Andrew Smith is Natural England's Manager for the Thames area.
“I am really pleased that the hard work put into the Estate over the years, has come to fruition, and that all the SSSIs on The Windsor Estate, including Windsor Forest and The Great Park, have now achieved ‘Favourable Condition’ status. This shows the value of commitment and great partnership working. We look forward to continued work with The Crown Estate to maintain, enhance and secure habitats for the future benefit of Windsor’s incredible ancient and veteran trees, and the wildlife that depend on them.”Visit Natural England
The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. Since 1959 it has worked with local people to make Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire rich in wildlife and protect special places for generations to come. Sophie Axford is the Environmental Education Officer (Windsor Great Park).
“The centre has enjoyed another successful year, engaging visitors with nature and wildlife in the Great Park. Children and families take part in a wide range of outdoor activities based on conservation and the special importance of the ancient and veteran trees. These activities aim to inspire and energise future generations to take an interest in, and care for, the natural world”.Visit BBOWT
John Deakin is the Chief Forester for The Crown Estate and has worked with us for nine years overseeing the management of The Crown Estate’s trees and woodlands in England and Wales, including the internationally important habitats and ancient trees on the Windsor Estate.
“We are deeply proud of the work we do to protect and enhance The Windsor Estate, which is a successful working estate and much-loved visitor destination. It is also home to one of the UK’s most important assemblages of ancient trees, ancient woodland and heathland habitat, and their protection and stewardship will always be at the heart of what we do.”