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Exciting promenade theatre experience comes to Bedgebury for Halloween - 21/09/2016

Exciting promenade theatre experience comes to Bedgebury for Halloween

If you’re looking for a completely new theatrical experience then the Forestry Commission’s Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest, near Goudhurst, Kent, will be hosting an interactive theatre show with a difference this Halloween.

Colour me happy – the chemistry of autumn colours - 19/09/2016

Colour me happy – the chemistry of autumn colours

In a recent survey carried out by Forestry Commission England a staggering 96% of people said that beautiful autumn colours improve their mood, but why do the leaves change colour? What makes a maple leaf turn fiery red, a beech become golden or an ironwood transform through a rainbow of colours to deep plum purple?

Taster day for over 55s at Haldon Forest Park - 13/09/2016

Taster day for over 55s at Haldon Forest Park

Calling all over 55s, the Forestry Commission’s Haldon Forest Park is working with Age UK to host a taster day aimed at people aged 55 and over. On 21 September, between 10am and 4pm, there will be a range of low cost or free taster activities for people in this age group to try out and the café will be offering some delicious titbits taste.

New Forest fungi - a feast for your eyes - 01/09/2016

New Forest fungi - a feast for your eyes

This autumn, the Forestry Commission is launching a new campaign to highlight the importance of the New Forest for fungi, and to appeal to people to support a ‘no-picking’ code on the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

First ever organisation-wide Natural Capital Account published - 26/08/2016

First ever organisation-wide Natural Capital Account published

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.