Forest Enterprise England, the land management agency of the Forestry Commission, is the first organisation to publish an organisation-wide Natural Capital Account that begins to quantify the full value of the services provided by the natural assets on its entire 254,000 hectare landholding.
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year returns this year to one of the most unique outdoor arts and exhibition spaces in the country – Grizedale Forest located in the heart of The Lake District.
This year we can expect a feast for our eyes as early as mid-September with impressive displays of vibrant autumn colours predicted by Forestry Commission England. This is great news for those who wish to give their wellbeing a boost before the winter months, with 96% of people saying that beautiful autumn colours improve their mood in a recent survey!
After its success in 2014, visitors are once again being asked to join expert naturalists at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest near Goudhurst, Kent to carry out a fast and intensive 48 hours survey of the different flora and fauna in the Pinetum. The Bedgebury BioBlitz will take place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August.
Kent’s tallest tree, the “Old Man of Kent”, has been an iconic part of the Forestry Commission’s conifer collection at Bedgebury National Pinetum, near Goudhurst, Kent, and sadly it has now reached the end of its natural life and was felled yesterday.