A group of the UK’s rarest lizard – the Sand Lizard - have been released back into the wild in Dorset. Over 140 of these endangered species, bred at several locations including Marwell Zoo and Forestry England’s New Forest Reptile Centre, were released in a partnership project led by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) to return these species from near extinction.
A provenance trial studying Norway spruce trees growing from seeds sourced from 16 different European locations has got underway in a long-term project to identify trees likely to be resilient to climate conditions 50 years from now.
Conservationists have confirmed that pine martens, a species previously only thought to have survived largely in the North of England, have established a population in the New Forest in southern England. A team from Forestry England, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, and Wild New Forest will be studying them over the next year to find out more about how these rare creatures are living in the Forest.
A call is being made for people across the world to contribute film footage and sound recordings of their favourite forests and woodlands for a collective film highlighting the impact of the climate emergency on the world’s forests.
In the lead up to COP26, as climate change and the alarming decline in biodiversity come into sharp focus, the country’s largest land manager Forestry England has launched a new partnership programme for businesses
From February 1978 to May 1978 David Nash and his young family came to Grizedale Forest where he undertook the second artist’s residency opportunity which helped give Grizedale its name as the first Forest for Sculpture.
After the successful running series in 2019, Forestry England are again offering people a chance to challenge themselves and enjoy the freedom, fresh air and scenery of the nation’s forests this autumn in their new running series; Forest Runner.
Forestry England have completed an unusual felling operation involving a specialist helicopter team to fell trees at Whinlatter Forest, within the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, which were affected by the tree disease Phytophthora ramorum.
Following a detailed review of our operations, Forestry England propose closing Wykeham nursery in North Yorkshire to concentrate tree seedling production at our Delamere facilities in Cheshire. Closing the Wykeham site is proposed to take place in March 2022.