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Tree hug sculpture - two grass coloured hands hugging a tree
02 November 2021

Promoting discussion and inspiring students to take action.

Woman walking in frosty winter forest
Stay active this winter

We're bringing you six activities to keep you active and healthy through the winter season.

Children holding acorns
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
16 September 2021

The return of ospreys to Kielder is one of our most exciting and successful conservation stories.

Community trail clean
14 September 2021

Forests care for our mental health, as well as our physical health. As part of our partnership with Trash Free Trails we headed to the Forest of Dean to explore how seeing litter...

Young child in waterproofs pokes a stick into a log, with holly leaves in foreground.
06 September 2021

Discover five compelling reasons why visiting woodlands with your class should be top of your list.

Smithy Beck Longhouse - heritage
20 July 2021

The nation's forests are full of stories of old. By protecting the historic environment we look after these places to maintain what existed before trees arrived.

Ranger and ambassador stood together
14 July 2021

We’re working with our partner, Trash Free Trails, and their A-TEAM to raise awareness of single-use pollution, or litter, to inspire everyone to be help us to tackle this wide...

Young girl in shaun ears reaches into pack
Family fun, free activities, days out and more