New woodland at Burriott

12 spades dug into the ground in front of a Forestry England branded vehicle

Growing the nation's forests

Forestry England are creating a new Coronation Wood in Devon to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. The 54 hectare woodland is close to the small hamlet of Burriott, just a short distance from Eggesford Forest, where the Forestry Commission planted its first trees in 1919. The woodland will be open for informal public access for local people to enjoy alongside thriving wildlife and sustainably grown timber.

Work in progress at Burriott

The new woodland will be a valuable place for timber, wildlife, and local communities. The land will be planted with a mixture of broadleaf and conifer tree species, chosen to match local soil types and expected future climate conditions. The landscape design will also incorporate open space for conservation and visual appeal.

We are creating detailed plans for the new woodland. The woodland at Burriott will be an important part of the work that Forestry England are doing to expand the nation’s forests as part of the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund.

Burriott woodland public consultation

We invite you to comment on our draft design proposals for the new woodland. You can comment online until Sunday 28 July. We will be holding a public drop-in event in July. Find out more on our consultation page.

For any further queries please contact us by emailing

View the plans

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