Forestry England is part of the Forestry Commission and we’re responsible for managing the nation’s forests. Working with us means you’d be drawing on over 100 years of expertise in successful woodland management. Our mission is to connect everyone with England’s forests by creating and caring for woodlands to help businesses grow, for people to enjoy and for wildlife to flourish. Forestry England is the country’s largest land manager, with over 250,000 hectares and some 1,500 forests.
We are a public body, so you can be assured of our integrity, transparency, and accountability. We work to the highest quality standards and are independently assessed and certified. We work to accredited sustainable forest management practices. We are the government’s practical forestry experts and work closely with numerous partners across the country.
As our partners, you would benefit from our expertise in the following areas:
Carbon capture and storage – contributing to net zero and greenhouse gas reduction
Nature recovery and biodiversity
Habitat protection and restoration
Flood mitigation and improvements to water quality
Air quality enhancement
Resilient natural capital that can adapt to climate change
Promoting positive relationships between people and nature
Health and wellbeing benefits
Bringing treescapes closer to communities and making woodlands more accessible
Provision of sustainable home-grown timber – further helping to lock up carbon
Job creation, and upskilling the forestry sector
Tourism and recreation opportunities
Fuel and biomass
Right tree, right place
All new woodlands will be created in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard, which ensures that the right tree is planted in the right place for the right reason. Careful planning is a must, with considerations such as existing priority habitats, species selection to build a resilient forest, and proximity to sites of historical interest.