Forestry England news

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

Recent news

Beaver with tags in water
07 June 2023
Forestry England is pleased to announce two new additions to our beaver family in Greathough Brook in the Forest of Dean.
05 June 2023
With a recent study by Forest Research revealing that 95% of people identified positive mental wellbeing, escape, freedom, fun and enjoyment as key benefits of getting active in the forest, we take a look at Forestry England’s top 10 experiences to get you moving in nature that you may not have discovered yet!
Women Yoga
05 June 2023
New report uncovers the astonishing success of Forestry England’s Active Forests Programme: over 4.66 million active visits, empowering women to lead the way.
A family of four walking in Salcey Forest
01 June 2023
Forestry England is offering the chance for people to explore the beauty of the nation’s forests and support their future with a new, national annual membership which launches today.
16 May 2023
With half-term officially here, it is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to get together for some quality time at your local Forestry England forest.
Single sapling on the forest floor
15 May 2023
Forestry England will create the first ‘Coronation Wood’ to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III at Clipsham in the East Midlands.
The official emblem of the coronation of King Charles III shown on a red background with pink flowers.
26 April 2023
Forestry England will be planting 'Coronation Woods' to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
Family having picnic
24 April 2023
As the UK prepares for the coronation of a new king, excitement is in the air for Saturday, May 6 2023.
Aerial veiw showing boundary of Wing Wood
17 March 2023
Plans to plant a brand-new woodland in Wing have been given the green light in a joint project between Forestry England and Buckinghamshire Council.
27 February 2023
As the days get longer the sunshine brings us, as well as some of our wonderful wildlife, out of hibernation, and it’s time to put a date in the diary to go out and enjoy the woodland wildflowers on show this spring in the nation’s forests.
Person riding horse
17 February 2023
Forestry England, supported by The British Horse Society (BHS), is asking horse riders to give their views in a survey published online this week.
kIds in forest
23 January 2023
The latest exciting partnership between Forestry England and Magic Light Pictures see’s everyone’s favourite dragon – based on the eponymous book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - returning to a Forestry England forest near you!
man playing guitar
16 January 2023
Paul Weller has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2023, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Christmas tree
03 January 2023
You’ve enjoyed a lovely Christmas with your tree taking centre stage, but what do you do with it now?
Trees in forest
19 December 2022
The 21st of December 2022 marks the winter solstice – the year’s shortest day – and signifies the return of warmer, longer days which is welcome for many.
Tom Grennan
12 December 2022
Tom Grennan has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2023, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Woman choosing tree
15 November 2022
Looking for ways to be more sustainable over the holidays?
Child in forest
15 November 2022
Winter is a magical time in the nation’s forests.
Man and child in forest
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Woman on a phone call

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