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Forestry Commission staff inspecting trees for aphids
Blog
02 November 2021
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 2021
Give plastic the cold shoulder this year with our top tips for making your Christmas even greener!
Women walking in the woods
Blog
02 November 2021
Lockdowns and essential restrictions, as well as worries about jobs and finances, have left the nation feeling stressed and anxious. As we move into a new year there is hope that life can get back to some kind of normality, but times are still hard and how exactly can spending time in forests help?
Christmas stockings on the fireplace
Blog
01 November 2021
What do you get for the person who values experiences over the material things?
Forest Holidays cabin on a crisp winters day
Blog
01 November 2021
Win a forest cabin break up to £1000 in our biggest Christmas competition yet! A real retreat from the everyday.
Woman walking in frosty winter forest
Blog
Stay active this winter
We're bringing you six activities to keep you active and healthy through the winter season.
Children holding acorns
Blog
27 September 2021
Everything you need to know to organise a successful teacher-led forest visit. Help overcoming potential barriers to visiting the nation's forests.
Osprey catching fish
Blog
16 September 2021
The return of ospreys to Kielder is one of our most exciting and successful conservation stories.

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