Forestry England news

Keep up to date with the latest news, press and events from around the nation's woods and forests.

Recent news

Woman choosing tree
News
15 November 2022
Looking for ways to be more sustainable over the holidays?
Child in forest
News
15 November 2022
Winter is a magical time in the nation’s forests.
Man and child in forest
News
15 November 2022
Winter is an excellent time to get out and explore the nation’s forests and you'll feel the benefits of soaking up the mild sunshine during the shorter days too.
Madness Press Shot Forest Live '23 hr.jpg
News
14 November 2022
ollowing on from sold-out Forest Live 2022 performances, Madness have announced dates for 2023 as part of the annual concert series presented by Forestry England.
Net set up in woodland to collect samples
News
04 November 2022
Forestry England has revealed some amazing results from DNA metabarcoding analysis in a recent collaboration with Forest Research, part-funded by Defra.
Pumpkin
News
20 October 2022
Pumpkins are a Halloween staple, but what to do with your wonderful carved lantern once the spooky season is over? Research shows that around 8 million pumpkins could be part of this year’s Halloween fun.
Jack Savoretti
News
18 October 2022
Jack Savoretti is the first artist to announce dates as part of Forest Live 2023, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Trees
News
13 October 2022
Amid the current drive to find more innovative and cost-effective solutions to the rapidly escalating effects of climate change and alarming decline in biodiversity, Forestry England are calling on businesses to invest in game-changing technology to help shape the forests of our future.
Couple on bikes
News
30 September 2022
Cycling is one of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy the nation’s forests and is also great for your health as you grow older.
Walking in trees
News
22 September 2022
Venturing out for an autumn walk is a real treat for all the family. Enjoy the rich golden colours, kicking through crisp leaves and the sights, sounds and scents of a season of change.
Tree
News
22 September 2022
It’s officially the start of autumn! Many of us were left feeling confused during the summer when leaves started dropping everywhere.
Queen Elizabeth II
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Our tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  
We are greatly saddened at Forestry England by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family. 
Aerial photo of a woodland in autumn colour
News
06 September 2022
The first day of September marks the start of autumn according to the meteorological calendar. And although we have already seen various signs that could be mistaken as autumn, such as leaf drop, Forestry England experts say autumn is still yet to arrive.
Deer
News
24 August 2022
A collaboration between Forestry England and the East Lancashire Hospital Trust (ELHT) has made it to the finals of the BBC Food and Farming Awards for putting locally-sourced wild venison on the menu for hospital patients and staff.  
Trees
News
14 July 2022
The impact of Storm Arwen and the forest regeneration process it accelerated is depicted in the winning image in the Changing Forests category of this year’s Earth Photo, the international competition and exhibition created by Forestry England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Trees
News
14 July 2022
As the temperatures soar and the heatwave brings scorching days, finding ways to cool off is essential.
Family in forest
News
11 July 2022
Forestry England, the country’s largest land manager, has recorded the highest ever number of visits to the nation’s forests across England over the last year.
Women in forest smiling
News
28 June 2022
This World WellBeing Week, Forestry England are encouraging people to try some forest bathing
Man standing with Trees
News
22 June 2022
Every so often, whilst wandering through the forest, you may come across a ginormous coniferous tree with a reddish, thick, fibrous bark
Kids swinging
News
24 May 2022
With the longest day of the year fast approaching, make the most of the great outdoors this half term at your local Forestry England forest.
Beaver in pond at Cropton Forest
News
16 May 2022
A three-year-old female Forestry England beaver has left her first home in Cropton Forest, North Yorkshire, for a new home in the south of England.
A common buck deer in the forest
News
16 May 2022
A collaboration between Forestry England, Highland Game and the East Lancashire Hospital Trust (ELHT) is putting locally sourced wild venison on the menu – to the delight of patients and staff.
Family on bikes in the forest
News
16 May 2022
This summer, the Commonwealth Games Mountain biking competition will be coming to Forestry England’s Cannock Chase Forest, and to help encourage the next generation of off-road cyclists, Forestry England has developed a new Forest Rider Pack.
Trees
News
04 May 2022
Forestry England is delighted that its Bolderwood site in the New Forest has been chosen as part of a nationwide network of 70 Ancient Woodlands to be dedicated to The Queen in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.
Woman on a phone call

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