Latest research has shown the important role that trees, woodlands and wider nature can play in supporting and protecting people’s wellbeing under the very difficult circumstances of a global pandemic.
To help spread joy, Christmas celebrations across the country have started early this year. Christmas trees and decorations are going up, boosting people’s moods, and bringing a bit of magic into people’s homes.
This autumn is a bumper year for acorns and fruits across much of the nation’s forests. Our oak trees have been producing a large crop of acorns this year, all because of one of nature’s mysterious events known as ‘masting’.
Forestry England has launched a fundraising appeal in response to offers of help from the community to restore Wareham Forest in Dorset after a devastating wildfire destroyed around 15% of this critically important conservation area.
Forestry England has quickly adapted their Super Prefer lining-out machine to keep staff safe from coronavirus while they continue their essential work preparing seedlings for planting in forests and woodlands.
Since the fire started on Monday 18 May, firefighters from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service with support from others have been working extremely hard to bring the fire under control. The heat and smoke conditions have been very arduous.