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News releases - 2015



Exeter Scout Group plant tree at Haldon Forest Park

Haldon Forest Park community ranger Tim Powles has enlisted the help of the Second Exeter Scout group to plant an oak tree near to the site's car park.


Bedgebury Pinetum's new cafe and visitor centre open with family run caterers ready for Easter 2015

Award-winning Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest will open its doors to the new Bedgebury Café in time for Easter 2015.


The Vamps announce Forest Live summer dates

The Vamps is the latest act announced as part of Forest Live, the summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.


Tom Odell announces very special guests for Forest Live gigs

Tom Odell has announced Rae Morris as very special guest on his Forest Live tour in summer 2015.


Go 'Barking Mad' this February half term at Westonbirt Arboretum

February 2015 half term events at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.


Kielder ospreys reveal surprising migrations

Last year was an outstanding one at Kielder Water and Forest Park for some of the best known inhabitants - the ospreys. New tracking devices revealed surprising migration activity including an accidental u-turn and an unusual long stop in Morocco.


Explore and celebrate your forest this Forest Discovery Day

On Sunday 22 March 2015 Forestry Commission England is hosting Forestry Discovery Day; a fun-filled day of learning about woods and forests to celebrate World Forestry Day, which takes place on the same weekend.


Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters woodland concerts announced

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters woodland concerts announced.


James forest gig announced

James has announced a summer date as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual Forest Live concert series.


Paloma Faith announces Forest Live tour

Paloma Faith has announced a welcome return to seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of Forest Live.


Motorists alerted to Whinlatter Forest road closures

The Forestry Commission has alerted road users that the B5292 through Whinlatter Forest will be closed on weekdays during tree felling operations in January 2015.


Woodland creation grant disputed case (Wallshield): decision

On 11 November 2014, under its delegated authority, Forestry Commission’s England National Committee (ENC) approved the disputed woodland creation scheme application at Wallsheild in Northumberland meaning that the proposed planting can now go ahead.


Tom Odell announces Forestry Commission gigs

Tom Odell has announced a very special tour of the nation’s forests for 2015.


Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott announce forest show

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott have announced a Forest Live date at Dalby Forest for 2015.


Festive fun at Haldon Forest Park

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Forestry Commission’s Haldon Forest Park near Exeter.


Festive fun at Cardinham Woods

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Forestry Commission’s Cardinham Woods near Bodmin


Work on Westonbirt's new tree management centre begins

The ground works have begun on what will become the new Wolfson Tree Management Centre at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum.


Have a forest adventure with Superworm in 2015

From the creators of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, the hugely popular children’s story Superworm will come to Forestry Commission England’s woods and forests in 2015.


England's most famous Christmas tree arrives at the Houses of Parliament

On 29 November 2014, the Westminster Christmas tree arrived at the Houses of Parliament on a huge truck all the way from Kielder Forest, Northumberland.


Calorie burning trails to get forest fit this New Year

Forestry Commission England is helping visitors to burn off excess festive calories this New Year by matching some of its most popular trails to the calorie counts of favourite Christmas treats.