The South West Area comprises the counties of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and the West of England.
It is of exceptional landscape quality, encompassing all or part of fourteen AONBs together with Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. It contains some 250,000 ha of woodland, of which 17% is owned or managed by the Forestry Commission.
Of the privately-owned woodland, over 60% is broadleaved, and much is ancient woodland, while about half of the public forest estate is conifer plantation.
Your Local Woodland Officer can assist you with expert advice about managing your woodland, the range of support available and the regulatory processes involved
Grant support, felling and planting permissions, advice and information
Visit a Forestry Commission woodland near you
Visit all woodlands near you, including Woodland trust, National Trust and Wildlife Trust woodlands
Tree health, pests and diseases, biosecurity
Members and sectors
Partnerships and projects, case studies, events