We are the Government department responsible for trees, woods and forests in the East Midlands Region.
We are responsible for managing the public forest estate in the region, which we do in the best public interest. We create and manage woodlands sustainably, making them attractive, rich in biodiversity, productive, useful to the community and accessible to as many people as possible on foot, bicycle or on horseback, whilst maintaining our natural and cultural heritage. We do this as efficiently as possible generating income to pay for these activities.
For woodland owners and managers we offer advice and give financial support through the England Woodland Grant Scheme. More widely, we work in partnership with a range of national, regional and local bodies to promote and secure the benefits which woodlands offer to the region. These include the provision of natural greenspace, education, community involvement, a source of woodland products and a contribution to landscape and wildlife habitats.
Our work is largely influenced by Space4Trees, our Regional Forestry Framework.