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National Forest Company celebrates 20th anniversary

National Forest Company celebrates 20th anniversary

"It was all faith, it is now a reality. This is really quite an emotional day." Rodney Swarbrick CBE DL served as the first NFC Chairman from 1995 - 2001 and spoke warmly of the early days of the Forest, and of his delight at the progress that has been achieved, at a recent event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Forest Company.

New Woods

New Woodland Takes Root in Wychnor

Montgomery Wood offers visitors fantastic views across the River Trent to Wychnor, with stunning views of St Leonard's parish church. This 2.3ha (5.7 acre) wood has been created by local businessman Chris Montgomery who runs a landscaping business based in Burton. Chris bought the land a few years ago and decided to create the woodland under the National Forest Changing Landscapes Scheme to provide wildlife habitat, access and wood for fuel.

Apple Blossom

Spring and other seasonal delights

Spring... my favourite season. Always has been and always will be, with the promise of new life, lighter, longer days and a hint of warmth. Then there's the colour - the gentle pinks of blossom, reddy-brown of new rose growth, and the spread of colour from emerging bulbs before the onslaught of green. And the song... oh the song!

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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

Monday, 20th April 2015

Orchard trees in urban spaces

Schools, housing estates and allotments within The National Forest are getting that Forest feeling, thanks to the National Forest Companyís Urban Trees programme, sponsored by H K Wentworth.

Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Urban trees bring the feeling of the Forest to housing estates within The National Forest

Almost 200 trees are being planted across urban spaces within The National Forest this month as part of the National Forest Company (NFC)ís urban tree planting programme. The trees, which stand over two metres tall, will grace parks, housing estates and allotments from Newhall to Ashby and from Measham to Ellistown.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

Minorca Opencast Mine

A visit to Minorca Opencast Mine, Measham, Leicestershire, The National Forest, 20th November 2013

From Measham to Leicester on the back road, you pass the mine's bund, a newly turfed embankment on a grand scale, like a whale which has swum up the Thames and got stranded. Week by week mounds of soil appear and change shape: we have, temporarily, a rusty brown Arizonian backdrop to the lovely Swepstone church.

Wednesday, 27th November 2013

Impala

Attenborough diluted

How seductive are the saturated colours of 'Africa', the latest wildlife series with David Attenborough's name against it. The shots are often semi-abstract, reminiscent of the 'Earth from the Air' photos we loved about a decade ago.

Wednesday, 6th February 2013


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