Woodland Trust uses Facebook to campaign for trees

The Woodland Trust has been exploring social networking, including Facebook, as a way of reaching new audiences.

The Woodland Trust now has almost 1,000 Facebook friends between its three profiles, and says its is seeing "more interaction from people who care about woods and trees, or are worried about the woods in their neighbourhoods".

The body is urging Facebook users to get involved with its campaigns, for example by posting messages about local trees or woods at risk and sharing photos and videos.

There are 3 different ways of contacting the Woodland Trust team on Facebook:

  1. Become a fan of our Campaigns page - for updates and actions you can take to support the Woodland Trust's campaigning work to protect the UK's woods and trees;
  2. Join as a fan on our WoodWatch page - to meet other WoodWatchers, share experiences and promote your local campaigns;
  3. Make friends with Oak Tree - the world's first 'twittering' tree, now newly on Facebook and looking for some pals!

The body's new WoodWatch discussion boards have brought up topics such as trees alongside railways, funghi decline and local woods under threat issues.

Search for the usernames below to connect with the Woodland Trust on Facebook:

woodlandtrustcampaigns     

woodwatch

twitteringtree

 

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