They have carefully documented their aims which have all been included in the legal documents governing the organisation. These aims are:
1. The protection, preservation and expansion of Ireland’s existing ancient and semi-natural woodlands.
2. The creation of new woodlands throughout Ireland, where these would naturally occur.
3. The restoration of the original flora, fauna and avi-fauna of Ireland’s woodlands
4. To increase native woodland bio-diversity through suitable habitat creation and sensitive management.
5. The preservation of every species and identifiable genotype of Ireland’s native trees.
The Native Woodland Trust currently manage 7 reserves, in Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Waterford and Leitrim with their latest site situated in Girley bog, County Meath.