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News releases - 2017



Go wild for WWF’s Earth Hour

Forestry Commission England is encouraging everyone to switch off their lights for WWF’s Earth Hour and experience the forests after dark.


Monitoring helps conservation project protect New Forest

Monitoring of a conservation scheme in the New Forest has been increased to extend its benefits for rare species and habitats.


Community Wildlife site created in Pillowell

The Forestry Commission have teamed up with the Dean Green Team and Pillowell community to manage and officially recognise a 2 acre site for wildlife in the centre of Pillowell village.


Forest Live 2017: Dalby Forest update

Due to unforeseen circumstances not in the control of Craig David, Dalby Forest has had to cancel their Sunday 25 June show


Olly Murs announces additional Forest Live concert date

Due to phenomenal demand for tickets, Olly Murs has added an extra date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission, playing Sherwood Pines Forest in June.


Tom Jones announces Forest Live gigs

Tom Jones has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations across the country.


Clean Bandit announce Forest gig

Clean Bandit have announced a special woodland gig as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.


Barking up the right tree!

Join us at Westonbirt, the Forestry Commission’s National Arboretum, during February half term as we explore all things ‘barky’ through a range of crafty fun and challenges.


The Gruffalo brought to life in the forest with new augmented reality app

In the first development of its kind, Forestry Commission England and Magic Light Pictures bring The Gruffalo characters to life in the forest through a new augmented reality app.


Popular visitor centre seeks new management company

Rosliston Forestry Centre, a popular tourist attraction in South Derbyshire, is looking for new management.


Sir Harry Studholme re-appointed Chair of Forestry Commission

Sir Harry Studholme has been reappointed Chair of the Board of Forestry Commissioners for a second term.


Dark sky at night, a forest's delight!

Forestry Commission England is opening up forests after-dark for visitors to indulge in a spot of stargazing.


Craig David announces Forest Live dates

Craig David has announced dates this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.


Elbow announce Forest Live dates for the summer

Elbow announce Forest Live dates for the summer