Forestry England news

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

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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!
Family choosing Christmas Tree
News
09 November 2021
Christmas comes but once a year and choosing your Christmas tree is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the festive season. But how do you choose the best Christmas tree for your home and keep it looking good throughout Christmas and into the New Year?
Forest live Doves
News
21 October 2021
Doves have cancelled their Forest Live 2022 date. Please find below statements from Forestry England and the band regarding the cancellation:
Autumn colours in a forest
News
19 October 2021
It is officially autumn and it’s the time of year when we are dazzled by the kaleidoscope of colour and beauty of trees in our nation’s woodlands. But have you ever wondered why they change colours? Forestry England explains.
Kids running in forest
News
14 October 2021
For getting out and about with the kids, the seasons don’t get much better than autumn. From conker collecting to jumping in leaf-piles, there are so many brilliant autumnal activities to enjoy.
Boy turning key on tree
News
06 October 2021
Arts Council England and Forestry England have embarked on a revitalised partnership to bring contemporary arts and new audiences to the nation’s forests.
Family in the forest
News
29 September 2021
There are so many beautiful woodlands across the country to enjoy as we begin to welcome in autumn. Bright skies, bracing walks and a kaleidoscope of colour are all a welcome change as our most colourful season arrives.
Cows in countryside
News
27 September 2021
The Forestry England Woodland Partnership, which offers long-term rental income to farmers, landowners and public bodies in return for a minimum 50-hectare lease, is moving to a year-round scheme with applications now welcome at any time.
Sand Lizard in forest
News
23 September 2021
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.
Norway spruce
News
01 September 2021
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.
Pair of white-tailed eagles
News
01 September 2021
White-tailed eagles successfully returning to the English landscape. Reintroduction project releases a further 12 birds from the Isle of Wight. 
Woman artist in forest
News
01 September 2021
Grizedale revealed as the location to launch major new Sky Arts series, Landmark. This, the first of six programmes will air on 6 September 2021.
Autumn colours in a forest
News
01 September 2021
Met Office data shows that the south and south-east of England has been particularly wet this summer with around double the average rainfall in places.
Pine Marten on a fallen tree
News
30 July 2021
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.
river with trees
News
22 July 2021
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.
Man holding Osprey
News
19 July 2021
Kielder chicks first of their kind for two centuries For the first time in at least 200 years chicks have been born to osprey fathers who themselves fledged in Northumberland.
Pine cones at Forestry England's seed extractory
News
27 June 2021
Forestry England are converting orchard-origin stands of twelve thousand Scots pine in Kings Forest, Suffolk, to secure high-quality seeds to meet their tree planting targets over the coming years.
Sun shining through trees onto grass by riverside
News
21 June 2021
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
Woman on a phone call

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