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News releases - 2018



Forestry Commission and Forest Holidays team up to secure a future for British butterflies.

What a difference a year makes! With a dramatic change in weather since last summer, this year has been a bumper one for many species of British butterfly.


Pine marten returning to Kielder Water & Forest Park

Camera footage has confirmed pine marten in Kielder Water & Forest Park for the first time since planting in 1926.


Forestry Commission England and Bury Council sign Memorandum of Understanding to protect and improve green spaces

Councillor Alan Quinn, Cabinet Member for Environment, from Bury Council and Simon Hodgson, Chief Executive from Forestry Commission England met on Friday 3 August to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to help drive forward their work to help bring more greenspaces in the Bury area in to active management.


Unless there is more rain soon autumn will be brown and crispy and not colourful, say experts

For a dazzling autumn display, a warm and slightly moist summer is needed so that the trees can build up sugars, which create the colours in their leaves say experts from Forestry Commission England.


Westonbirt Arboretum releases second book in ‘Spotter’s Guide’ Series

Following the success of the hugely popular Tree Spotter’s Guide last year, Westonbirt Arboretum today announced the publication of the second book in the Spotter’s Guide series


World champion mountain biker Evie Richards reveals why she loves cycling in the nation’s forests

Coming from an outdoorsy family, Evie was naturally sporty from a young age and always dreamt of competing in the Olympics.


The Beast has blown our trees brown

Many residents have noticed patches of brown amongst the vibrant greens in Cumbria. The trees have not turned brown due to a disease but because of the severe weather earlier in the year.


Buns, biscuits and fencing: Come to the Highway Rat Forest Feast Days

Families across England are invited into a forest near their home to celebrate the Highway Rat tour with a feast fit for the ratty rascal