Isabella Tree


Isabella Tree is an award-winning writer and conservationist who lives with her husband, Charlie Burrell, in the middle of a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex. She is author of six non-fiction books, including the 2018 Richard Jefferies Society Literature Award-winning book Wilding: the return of nature to a British farm that was voted in the top ten science books for 2018 by The Smithsonian.

Her recent book, co-authored with Charlie, The Book of Wilding – a practical guide to rewilding big and small, (Bloomsbury, 2023) has been described as ‘a handbook of hope’ and ‘a manual that builds hope for a better, wilder world’.

In 2020 Isabella was awarded a CIEEM Medal for her contribution to ecology and environmental management, and in 2021 received the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award. Isabella and Charlie were jointly awarded the Zoological Society of London’s Silver Medal ‘for outstanding contributions to the understanding and appreciation of zoology’ in 2023.

Her latest book is a children’s version of Wilding, illustrated by Angela Harding and published by PanMacmillan (March 2023)