McBusted have announced a West Country date as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country. The band will be the sixth and final headline act to appear at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has become the latest charity to join up with partners including Forestry Commission England as part of Walk Your Dog Week (27 April – 3 May 2015).
Spandau Ballet has announced a West Country woodland concert this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.
The Forestry Commission is urging importers who use wood packaging in shipments to comply with regulations to protect Britain’s trees and plants from invasive pests such as the Asian Longhorn Beetle – an increasing risk as summer approaches.
The entire Public Forest Estate in England is now qualified to use the Grown in Britain Certification Mark on any timber produced across its 1,800 sites. The certification mark has been granted after a rigorous audit assessment, which recognised the Forestry Commission’s successful woodland management programme and its production of home-grown timber.
The Forestry Commission has recorded an average 11 per cent increase in visits to its main forest centres in England across 2014; marking a hugely successful year for forest tourism and its associated economic and social benefits.
Sam Smith has announced an East Anglian home show as part of Forest Live, the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.
Award-winning Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest will open its doors to the new Bedgebury Café in time for Easter 2015.