Cambridge Past, Present & Future

Tree L C

Cambridge Past, Present & Future has recently planted 4,000 trees and will plant 1,300 more next winter. These young trees and other woodlands in our care need help if they are to grow old and healthy so that they can soak up carbon from the atmosphere, support wildlife and bring joy to people.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (204121)

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Championed by The Big Give Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Climate change, biodiversity crisis, air pollution and mental heath & well-being.


We are planting trees and creating new woodlands around Cambridge. This winter 4,000 trees were planted by volunteers and 1,300 will be planted next winter. The young plants need weeding, mulching and watering if they are to grow into healthy trees, reach maturity and begin to soak up carbon. We are also restoring existing woodlands so they can better support nature and impact climate change.

  • One of the best places to walk amongst nature in the area. You have to pay to park your car, but it's not much and a small price to pay to have access to such a lovely place. There are many paths through the trees and open areas so you can walk as much or as little as you like.

    — Member of the Public

  • "Cambridge Past, Present & Future look after the green places of one of the loveliest cities in help it, do join it !"

    — Sir David Attenborough

  • As a long-term lover and user of Wandlebury, I'm very glad to donate to help support this future-minded extension of the site. Thank you for all the work you do.

    — Robert Macfarlane, writer

  • Without the important work CPPF carries out, not only to provide access to beautiful areas close to Cambridge but also its constant watch to maintain the integrity of the Green Belt, I believe we might have run the risk of being inundated by unwanted development

    — Richard Townley, Patron since 2012