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William Worsley appointed Chair of the National Forest Company

The National Forest Company is delighted to announce the appointment of William Worsley as its new Chair, effective from 1 April this year.

Planting Trees in the Forest

Leading the way: world traveller offsets a lifetime of travel with donation to The National Forest

Stewart Wills is a man who has spent his life travelling the world. Conscious that many hundreds of flights had stacked up a significant amount of 'carbon debt', he was inspired by articles in the press at the time of the Climate Change Conference in Paris last year, to contact the National Forest Company (NFC) and discuss making a personal donation.

25th anniversary blog: #1

National Forest's 25th Anniversary

I had the good fortune to sit down with Susan Bell OBE recently and talk about the early days of The National Forest.

We had arranged to film her as part of an archive project in this, the Forest's 25th anniversary year.

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Why trees are important for communities

The University of Derby's Buxton campus will host a public lecture on why putting trees at the heart of England has helped communities prosper.
Speaker: Dr Sophie Churchill OBE
Thursday 28 May

Read more: Environmentalist promotes community grass roots in Buxton



Press Releases

Tuesday, 1st September 2015

All smiles at the National Forest Wood Fair

It may have been wet but it definitely wasnít a washout at the National Forest Wood Fair at Beacon Hill Country Park on Monday. Visitors turned out in their thousands for this popular event, an annual celebration of The National Forest and all things tree and timber related.

Wednesday, 19th August 2015

'Come bye': See locally made Shepherd's Huts at the National Forest Wood Fair

Swadlincote man Brian Corten has developed a niche business producing shepherdís huts using timber sourced from within The National Forest. Based in The National Forest, he will taking one of his stylish huts to display at the National Forest Wood Fair on August Bank Holiday Monday.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

Snowdrops

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You know those email signatures we all create for a little extra promotion? We donít usually expect to receive compliments on our sign-offs, but for February we chose a stunning image of winter snowdrops at Dimminsdale Nature reserve, and itís getting a great reaction.

Wednesday, 4th February 2015

Calke Explore

Calke Explore!

Calke Explore! at the National Trustís Calke Abbey proved to be a big hit this summer. The play space was a new woodland experience designed to get visitors outdoors and closer to nature.

Wednesday, 29th October 2014


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