Chalara dieback of ash – spotting spring symptoms
The Forestry Commission has posted a video online showing the symptoms to look for at this time of year to check whether ash trees have Chalara dieback
The Defra Network has issued an Offer to Local Enterprise Partnerships and City Deals
The Defra Network (Natural England, Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and the Marine Management Organisation) has issued an Offer to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and City Deals inviting them to work with us to safeguard the environment and achieve sustainable growth.
Aerial spraying to tackle pest caterpillars in woodland near Pangbourne
The Forestry Commission is planning aerial spraying of an area of woodland near Pangbourne in West Berkshire during May, and is reassuring residents that it poses no risk to human or animal health.
Keith Oates appointed Forestry Commissioner
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of Keith Oates as a Forestry Commissioner for England.
Alert over caterpillar pest in London and Berkshire
People in West, South-West and South London, as well as Pangbourne in Berkshire, are being reminded not to touch caterpillars of the oak processionary moth, which are beginning to emerge in oak trees in these locations.
FREE FUN FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER AT WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM
This summer, the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is helping families to enjoy trees and nature with a kids go free offer and six weeks of fun, trails and crafts.
Next generation may be the last to see the native bluebell
Carpets of bluebells are an iconic symbol of British woodlands, but the native bluebell may soon be a rarity.
Forestry Commission teams up with hungry elephants
An unlikely partnership has sprung up between the Forestry Commission and some hungry Elephants.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR TREEFEST!
Tickets have today (2 April 2013) gone on sale for Treefest (24 – 26 August 2013) at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.
Volunteers lift the 'bamboo curtain' in Lancaster wood.
An ancient wood near Littledale in Lancashire is being revived thanks to the efforts of eager volunteers and a £10,000 grant from the Forestry Commission.
Whose eggs are these? It’s not all about chocolate this Easter.
If you’re running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained this Easter, come down to your local Forestry Commission woodland where you’ll find plenty of ideas and activities to keep the little ones busy.
Enjoy a day out on two wheels this Easter with the Forestry Commission.
This Easter, treat your family to a fun day out on two wheels at your local Forestry Commission woodland. Our forests are the perfect place to let your kids run, jump and ride – after all, they are nature’s very own playgrounds.
Look to the skies this Easter with the Forestry Commission.
With Spring nearly here, Forestry Commission woodlands across England are starting to fill up with a variety of birds eager to settle down and lay their eggs. From the once extinct Osprey to the small but noisy Woodcock, they’ll be plenty to see and hear – all you have to do is look up!
Bronze Age relics come back home to North York Moors
Bronze Age relics dating back 4,000 years will be displayed for the first time at the Forestry Commission's Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, North Yorkshire.
Lake District farm puts down new roots as part of 'woods for water' push
A farm located in stunning Cumbrian countryside is branching out as part of a new push to encourage tree planting to help tackle flooding and improve water quality.
Motorcycle superstar to launch new mountain biking facilities at Lancashire forest.
Famous TT motorcyclist and mountain biking enthusiast Guy Martin will be helping to launch new facilities for off-road bikers at the Forestry Commission’s Gisburn Forest this Saturday.
Elvis Costello and The Imposters forest gig announced
Elvis Costello and The Imposters have announced an East Anglian concert for the summer.This is the sixth and final headline act confirmed to appear in Thetford Forest as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where an eclectic mix of acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country.
James announce forest gig
One of the most influential British indie bands, James, has announced an East Anglian summer concert performing as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series.
Ancient tree is celebrated in art at Westonbirt Arboretum
Work starts today to create a sculpture celebrating one of Britain’s oldest trees, the historic 2000 Year Old Lime at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt.
The Charlatans announce a return to Delamere Forest.
The Charlatans have announced a forest concert for the summer. They are the third and final headline act confirmed to perform in Delamere Forest, Cheshire, as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual Forest Live concert series. It will be a home forest gig for the band who last appeared in Delamere Forest to a sell-out crowd in 2007.
Uncover spring this Easter at Westonbirt Arboretum
From blossom printing to investigating pollen under microscopes, families can get into the swing of spring this Easter at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt.
Fine art photographer to rekindle love of film photography in a Lake District forest.
A fine art photographer has set up a workshop in the heart of a Lake District forest to teach people about the joys of traditional film photography.
Jessie J announces West Country concert
Jessie J has announced a special West Country date for the summer as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where concerts are performed in spectacular woodland locations around the country.