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Forestry England news

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

Recent news

Rally car race
News
03 February 2021
After comprehensive stakeholder consultation and an independent review, Forestry England today announces that motorsport will continue to benefit from access to the nation’s forests.
Child drawing
News
15 January 2021
Feeling low this Monday? You are not alone. Monday 18 January has been named ‘Blue Monday’ as it’s claimed to be the saddest day of the year and that’s without a global pandemic to contend with.
Christmas at Bedgebury light trail header image 2020
News
23 December 2020
Christmas at Bedgebury
Wellbeing - man in woods
News
16 December 2020
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.
Woman running pushing buggy and with dog
News
14 December 2020
With new local restrictions and the shorter days of winter leaving many of us feeling cooped up and isolated, maybe now is the time to mix up your exercise regime to give your wellbeing a boost?
Family shopping for Christmas trees
News
09 December 2020
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.
Photograph of Jess Glynne
News
23 November 2020
Jess Glynne has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Man chopping down tree
News
18 November 2020
A very special Christmas tree that is one in a million is destined to become the most famous in Britain.
Forest live Doves
News
02 November 2020
Doves have announced a special home-forest show as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Brown long eared BAT
News
30 October 2020
The hidden habits of England's rare woodland bats are being revealed in ways never seen before thanks to ground-breaking new technology piloted by Forestry England and the Bat Conservation Trust.
Holding acorns
News
20 October 2020
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’.
Group photo of Madness
News
16 October 2020
Madness have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
trays of tree seedlings growing in a large glasshouse
News
15 October 2020
Leading the way in their commitment to plant health and biosecurity are the custodians of the nation’s forests: Forestry England.
Photograph of Rag'n'Bone Man
News
02 October 2020
Rag‘n’Bone Man has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Keane band members
News
18 September 2020
Keane has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Car flying through the air at track racing event
News
10 September 2020
Forestry England are reviewing motorsports in the nation’s forests and are inviting the sector and local communities affected to share their views.
Lady sat on the ground drawing a tree
News
Artist in Residence
Trees and nature have inspired artists and visionaries for centuries. At Westonbirt a crucial part of our role is to find new ways to engage people with trees and the natural world.
bird on pen ledge playing with rope
News
17 August 2020
The return of white-tailed eagles to England has reached its next key milestone with the successful release of a further 7 birds on the Isle of Wight.
Osprey chicks
News
28 July 2020
July is an exciting time for everyone involved with the Kielder ospreys when we get up close and personal with the new arrivals as the chicks are named and ringed.
Pine marten on a fallen tree at night
News
13 July 2020
Combined efforts to bring pine martens back to the Forest of Dean have just reached a major milestone – a number of recently released females have given birth to offspring.
2 baby beavers
News
02 July 2020
We are happy to announce a new addition to the beaver family at Cropton Forest, with the arrival of another healthy baby kit.  
WAREHAM FOREST FOLLOWING DEVASTATING WILDFIRE
News
01 July 2020
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.
essential work preparing seedlings for planting in forests and woodlands.
News
04 June 2020
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.
Volunteers
News
20 May 2020
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. 
Woman on a phone call

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