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Woman walking her dog, silhouetted against forest background
26 June 2020
Whether you’ve just discovered your nearest woodland, or you’re thinking of visiting for the very first time, check out our visitor’s guide to the forests for everything you need to know for your first forest foray. 
Mossy Forestry Commission sign through metal fencing
18 June 2020
We go behind the scenes with Tony Bartholomew to hear about his experiences in capturing a year in the life of the nation’s forests.
People in forest
06 June 2020
Learn about the transformative and instinctive power of trees when you step under the forest canopy.
Beaver with tags in water
03 June 2020
Once a key part of wetland habitats, these ecosystem engineers were hunted to extinction. Now they’re returning to our forests to see if they can help restore our wetlands and reduce the impact of flooding. 
White-tailed eagle flying in blue sky
11 May 2020
Find out what the young eagles have been up to and what sightings of other eagles from continental Europe mean for our birds.
Cheery blossom in bloom
07 May 2020
Karen Price is the Community Coordinator at Westonbirt Arboretum. She tells us why she loves spring at Westonbirt and shares some fantastic activities to help you bring some springtime forest magic to your home.
Harvester felling trees in the distance on frosty ground
04 May 2020
In this blog we hear from harvesting forester Alistair on how his team are supplying vital timber at this time. 
Woman doing yoga in the forest
29 April 2020
Having less time outdoors or limited space indoors doesn’t have to stop you getting or keeping fit. We’ve put together five ideas to help you stay active while you stay home and stay safe.

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