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The National Forest Company Secures Charitable Status

The National Forest Company Secures Charitable Status

Announcing that the NFC has been awarded charitable status, Chief Executive John Everitt said: “This is a major milestone for the National Forest Company and sets us up for the next 25 years of The National Forest project.

Planting Trees in the Forest

Forest Creation Continues

More than 8.5 million trees may have been planted in The National Forest over the last 25 years, but there are still lots of opportunities to get involved with tree planting and woodland creation.

Thornton Reservoir

Ramblings Of A (Would Be) Volunteer Ranger - Part 5!

"August, and the last of the so-called summer months. Time since the last walk has passed frighteningly quickly and the school summer holidays are almost over."

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Whistlewood Common

Would you like to help a Forest community continue to flourish as a thriving example of sustainable living?

Whistlewood Common, located in The National Forest between Melbourne and Ticknall, is a ten-acre plot of land, enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike, that has been community-owned since 2013. They are currently inviting community share investment to fund the building of a green-build straw bale roundhouse.

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Press Releases

Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

New National Forest Festival 'Timber' announces first wave of programme

Major new festival exploring the transformative impact of forests has started to reveal its programme of artists, performers and areas festival goers will adventure through for its inaugural edition this July. Highlights include a keynote address from Stuart Maconie, the English festival premiere of Jony Easterby’s new interactive performance Tree and Wood, and the greenfield festival premiere of Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Brand new festival 'Timber' launches in the National Forest

An international forest festival exploring the transformative impact of forests, Timber is an extraordinary new festival where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the National Forest, one of Britain’s boldest environmental projects.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

Worm, definitely

"See you in another ten years!"

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the National Forest Company (we'll be popping the odd cork on 1 April 2015) our recent tree planting event had many memorable moments. Poignant,even.

Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain

The National Forest Wood Fair in the rain

It was a blessing it hadn’t rained in the night. But 6am arrived and the first spots started. I bravely tweeted “Come and walk the National Forest Way in the dry!” - referring to the miniature version of the route we had laid out in the shelter of our marquee - and set off to the site.

Monday, 1st September 2014


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