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Alumni and volunteers: stories from 100 Years of Forestry

As we prepare to mark 100 years of forestry in 2019 we want to gather your stories to celebrate the role of forestry in your life. You might have only just started out volunteering in your local forest or once worked for the Forestry Commission for a number of years. Whatever your experience we’d love to hear your story.

Download this form to contribute a submission.

Submissions will be featured in Forestry Commission internal communications for staff to enjoy in the run up to 2019, and during the year itself.

We’ll also be shortlisting a selection of the submissions we receive and will follow up with those individuals to look to publish their story externally online as a blog article, or an interview for a video or podcast. If that’s you, we'll be really keen to work with you in a way you feel comfortable - if that means not being involved further, that's ok too. 

Here are some starting points to help but don’t feel limited to these if you’ve got other ideas:

• An extraordinary day, biggest personal achievement or proudest moment in your forestry life
• A special place for you, or your favourite season in the forest
• How forests inspire your time outside of work
• Personal or lifelong connections to a certain forest
• What made you want to contribute to forestry
• Your perspective on the role of forests in today’s society

The closing date for submissions will be June 30th 2018 - contact details for how to submit are on the form. Please feel free to attach a photo (or something else) that illustrates the story in the submission. 


I've got some archive photos, are you interested in them?

In short yes, but if you can provide the story that accompanies them, even better. As a minimum we'd need details of the location, the date, and who's in it.

Last updated: 23rd March 2018