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 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.
Bird sat on perch
News
19 April 2022
To celebrate this year’s Sound of the Year awards, Forestry England asked its visitors what their favourite sounds of spring in the forest are.
Mortimer Forest
News
29 March 2022
As the days lengthen and spring sunshine brings gentle warmth, it’s the perfect time of year to emerge from our winter hibernation, venture outdoors for longer, and restore wellbeing.
2 people hugging a tree
News
04 March 2022
Our nation’s forests are a fantastic for boosting our mental and physical health, and are now estimated at saving the UK a staggering £185 million a year in mental health costs.
People
News
02 March 2022
Forestry England and DPD today announced a four-year partnership to plant and restore woodland across England to tackle climate change and create positive benefits for local wildlife and communities.
Camping in the forest
News
01 March 2022
Forestry England and Forestry and Land Scotland have committed to a new direction for Camping in The Forest (CiTF) by acquiring the business from The Camping and Caravanning Club.
Ash tree bud bursting into leaf
News
15 February 2022
As the cold of winter melts away, spring is once again welcomed into our forests. Bumble bees begin bumbling, butterflies begin fluttering, and in the canopy above, changes of a different sort are beginning.
Groups planting trees in the forest
News
08 February 2022
Children today planted the first trees forming a giant forest eye in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.
Wyre autumn colours
News
01 February 2022
Wyre Forest has become the largest woodland National Nature Reserve (NNR) in England.
Texas press photograph
News
31 January 2022
Texas have announced additional dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, playing Cannock Chase Forest and Westonbirt Arboretum in June.
Texas press photograph
News
24 January 2022
Texas have announced a north-west gig, playing Delamere Forest in June. They are the final headline act confirmed to perform at the venue this summer as part of Forest Live, the concert series presented by Forestry England.
Close up of pine needles on a Christmas Tree
News
05 January 2022
You’ve enjoyed a lovely Christmas with your tree taking centre stage, but what do you do with it now?
Girl in mask with Superworm
News
05 January 2022
Hip, hip, hooray for SUPERWORM! Superworm returns to England’s forests with an exciting new family activity trail.
2 people in forest
News
17 December 2021
Stretch your legs, breathe in some fresh air and walk off all that delicious festive food with a family visit to one of the nation’s forests near you this Christmas holiday.
Storm Arwen damage to snowy Kidland Forest
News
30 November 2021
Forestry England is urging people to stay away from its woods in much of northern England in the aftermath of storm Arwen.
Trees
News
30 November 2021
AstraZeneca UK is partnering with Forestry England and Borders Forest Trust (alongside their global partner One Tree Planted) to launch a multi-year programme to plant over one million trees across the country by 2025.
Bourne Wood
News
24 November 2021
After 20 years of providing a backdrop to many internationally renowned films including Gladiator, Harry Potter and Wonder Woman, Forestry England’s Bourne Wood has made the cut and become the first of Forestry England’s woodlands to be granted permanent change of status to include filming as well as forestry.
Man with Parliament Christmas Tree
News
23 November 2021
A stunning Christmas tree from the ‘land of the giants’ has been chosen to grace one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
Noel Gallagher
News
22 November 2021
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2022, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Drone image of Westonbirt
News
16 November 2021
Stunning drone images taken at Forestry England Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, over the weekend show that we are still experiencing a spectacular display of autumn colour.
Christmas at Bedgebury light trail image 2020
News
10 November 2021
Escape the shops, wrap up warm, pull on your boots and have a day to remember with Forestry England in the nation’s forests!
Woman on a phone call

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