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News releases - 2015



Tickets go on sale 6 July for tremendous Treefest!

The Glastonbury of the natural world is returning for 2015 – Treefest is back with a bang and has a jam-packed line-up for the whole family to enjoy during the August Bank Holiday weekend (29-31 August) – and kids go free!


A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Alice Holt Forest

One of Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedies is coming to the heart of a Surrey forest this summer with an open-air production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Tidings announced as new retail partner at Westonbirt Arboretum.

A new retail partner for the shop at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt has been announced.


BioBlitz hits Chambers Farm Wood

The Forestry Commission, along with Lincolnshire Naturalists’ Union, are planning a BioBlitz at Chambers Farm Wood, near Wragby in Lincolnshire on the 5, 6 and 7 June.


People power to help tackle tree disease

Citizen science and new technology are being combined in the fight against tree disease as part of Observatree, a new project launched this spring aiming to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases – existing or new.


Have fun and learn more about the New Forest in National Volunteer Week

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Forestry Commission is offering the opportunity to experience a whole host of activities across the New Forest, led by our Volunteer Ranger team.


London and Surrey people reminded about caterpillar pest in oak trees

People in parts of London and Surrey are being reminded not to approach caterpillars of the oak processionary moth (OPM), which are now emerging in oak trees in these areas.