Brownies turn woodland helpers!
The Forestry Commission team at Stoke Park Woods had some welcome help earlier this month from a group local of children.
Jessie J concerts announced as part of Forest Live
Jessie J has announced summer dates for 2014 as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where concerts are performed in spectacular woodland locations around the country
England’s largest forest shines as part of the country’s first official Dark Sky Park
Forestry Commission England’s work to protect and improve England’s largest man made forest in Kielder, Northumberland, has resulted in two thirds of the forest being included in the country’s first official Dark Sky Park.
Have your say on Birchden Wood
Join the Forestry Commission’s online forum to discuss ideas for the future management of the toilet block, car park and campsite at Birchden Wood, near Tunbridge Wells.
Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees begin business
From 1 December 2013 Forestry Commission England’s Regional Advisory Committees changed their name to Forestry and Woodlands Advisory Committees (FWACs). They will form a powerful partnership with Forestry Commission local teams and also help to create a new urban forestry network.
St Jude storm – impact on trees and woodlands and biodiversity bonus
Forestry Commission figures released today reveal that more than half (64 per cent) of the 100,000-plus woodlands across southern England were likely to have been affected by the St Jude storm in some way but very few woodlands should suffer long term damage.
Festivities at Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter Forest in Cumbria is all set for a fantastic 2013 festive season - with real reindeer and all!
Christmas in Grizedale Forest
Christmas 2013 is set to be a fantastic festive season at Grizedale Forest.
Seed clumps on ash trees not signs of disease, says Forestry Commission
The Forestry Commission is reassuring the public that unusually large quantities of clumps of seeds hanging on ash trees this autumn do not mean the trees have Chalara ash dieback disease.
Recruiting: Chairman of the Forestry Commission
Recruiting: The new Chairman will lead the Forestry Commission through a period of potentially unprecedented reform.
Get fit in the forest: The health and well-being benefits of walking your dog in the woods
Make a resolution to get fit that you and your dog can stick to this year with the help of the Forestry Commission.
Lumberjills memorial is revealed in Dalby Forest
A new sculpture in Dalby Forest commemorates the role of the Lumberjills during the Second World War.
Take a magical stroll through illuminated trees this Christmas
Tickets are now on sale for Enchanted Christmas 2013 at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.
It's Grown in Britain Week 2013
As England’s biggest timber supplier and with a network of over 40 Woodland Officers promoting woodland management and creation, the Forestry Commission is fundamentally behind Grown in Britain.
Magic Forest Lantern Walk and Fun with Fungus at Alice Holt Forest
Autumn is a time when fungus grows, animals hibernate, the evenings get darker and the nocturnal animals come out to play. So come and join the Forestry Commission at Alice Holt for a creepy crawly, dark and dingy, fungus finding half-term!
Bedgebury Pinetum participates in South Korean seed collecting expedition
Kevin Cooper, an arborist at the Forestry Commission's Bedgebury National Pinetum has recently returned from a ten day collaborative seed collecting expedition to South Korea, working with the Korea National Arboretum, along with partners from Westonbirt Arboretum, Wakehurst Place and the Millennium Seed Bank.
Enjoy all sorts of autumnal events at Westonbirt!
This autumn is predicted to be spectacular at the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt and, as well as an array of autumn colour, there is a dazzling programme of events to enjoy throughout the season.
Stick Man trails bring forests to life this winter
Forestry Commission England has teamed up with popular children’s character Stick Man to encourage children and families to get out into the forest this winter 2013/14.
Weird weather creates recipe for autumn colour success
Experts at the Forestry Commission are predicting a riot of leaf colour alongside the spectacular show of forest fruits this autumn.
A year with an ideal mix of sunshine and rain has meant a great growing season for the nation’s trees, providing perfect conditions for the sugars to build up in the leaves that help them change colour and develop their vibrant autumn hues.
Westonbirt Arboretum's better welcome is on its way!
The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt is celebrating the start of work to construct a new Welcome Building which is due to open to the public in summer 2014.
The top 10 things to do at Westonbirt Arboretum this autumn!
The Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum at Westonbirt has embarked on a new digital initiative to get people outdoors and enjoying trees this autumn. The #westonbirt10 is a list of the top ten things to do at Westonbirt, compiled by staff to reflect some of the unique experiences visitors most enjoy while at the National Arboretum during autumn.