Avenue of trees in St George's Park St George's Park was originally outside the city boundary of Bristol, and under the control of St George Urban District Council. This avenue of London Plane trees date from 1902. July 2007. Attribution: Linda Bailey

This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Trees, woodland and forest page for a topic overview.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

  • Woodland opportunity mapping, Where could we create woodland in England? takeclimateaction.uk, added 17:13, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Community forests in England[edit | edit source]

England's twelve community forests are afforestation-based regeneration projects which were established in the early 1990s. Each of them is a partnership between the Forestry Commission and the Countryside Agency, which are agencies of the British government, and the relevant local councils.

Most of the designated areas are close to large cities and contain large amounts of brownfield, underused and derelict land. When the forests were created the average forest cover in the designated areas was 6.9%, and the target is to increase this to 30% over about 30 years. As most of the land is in private ownership the schemes rely mainly on providing landowners with incentives to plant trees. However the forests contain areas of publicly accessible open land, and increasing public access is one of the objectives. W

News and comment[edit | edit source]


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Local councils can be both arrogant and enabling. They chop down the trees overnight in Doncaster …and ask the citizens to plan their foliage and foresting in Frome, Nov 23 [1] ...Somerset, ...Yorkshire and the Humber news

'UK's first tiny forest' in Witney helps urban environment. Mar 10 [2] ...Oxfordshire

National Trust unveils woodland expansion and tree planting projects as part of plan to become carbon net zero by 2030. [3] Jan 9


Rewilding will make Britain a rainforest nation again, George Monbiot. [4] Sep 25

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‘Filled to bursting with trees, woods and nature reserves’: greening the Green Belt by Friends of the Earth Innovation team. [5] Jun 12 ...South East England

Is there a zebra in your community woodland? [6] Apr 24


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A new approach to Sheffield’s street trees, Dec 13 [7]

We need to bring back the wildwoods of Britain to fight climate change, Isabella Tree, Nov 26 [8]



Tree Trail aims to highlight village’s unique species, Jul 18 [9] ...Devon

Urban trees breathe life into Salford street, May 17 [10] ...Manchester

200,000 trees to be planted to cut Calder Valley flood risk, Feb 24 [11]


How millions of trees brought a broken landscape back to life, Aug 7 [12]

Scientists use people power to find disease-resistant ash trees, May 15 [13]

Britain to go green with 64m trees to be planted in 10 years, May 1 [14]


Government backs planting of four million trees across UK, January 9 [15]

Events[edit | edit source]


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November 28 - December 6 National Tree Week

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Walk in the Woods


December 20 2014 - January 4 2015

Festival of Winter Walks

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See also[edit | edit source]

local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages


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