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A man walking through a forest clearing
Blog
03 January 2023
There's something for everyone in the forest and the new year is the perfect time to start planning your year of adventures.
Osprey juvenile with identification ring showing by talons
Blog
22 December 2022
Forestry England’s top nature recovery stories from 2022.
Bedgebury Forest - pines and trail
Blog
15 November 2022
Find out about these ancient plants and why we are home to the largest collection of conifers in the world.
Holly branch with spiky leaves and a cluster of red berries
Blog
08 November 2022
So, wrap up warm and discover these top signs of winter to spot on your next woodland walk!
Woman in a red hat and blue coat looking at snow in the forest
Blog
02 November 2022
The shorter days and colder weather around Christmas can make it hard to motivate ourselves to get outside and see other people. This can leave us feeling disconnected from each other and the world around us. That’s why we’ve put together three ways you can stay connected to nature and people this winter. With tips from an expert psychiatrist, and guidance from Mind, read on for tips for a kinder, more connected Christmas.
Christmas tree pine needles
Blog
02 November 2022
If you're planning on buying a real tree this Christmas, we've got some expert tips on keeping those pine needles looking and smelling fresher for longer. Whether you chose a Norway spruce or a lodgepole pine from our home-grown selection, following our 5 top tips for Christmas tree care will ensure you have a happy looking tree right through to the new year.
Forestry Commission staff inspecting trees for aphids
Blog
02 November 2022
The expert's guide to choosing the best Christmas tree - Which type of Christmas tree is right for you? Choosing the best Christmas tree for you is easy - take our 1 minute quiz to find the perfect tree for you. Whether you prefer Lodgepole pine, Nordmann Fir, or Norway Spruce - discover which Christmas tree you should buy.
Sustainable Christmas tree decorations
Blog
02 November 2022
Give plastic the cold shoulder this year with our top tips for making your Christmas even greener!
Young girl in shaun ears reaches into pack

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