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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



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Monday, 4th April 2016

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.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016

Local Companies Brave the Weather to Plant Trees for The National Forest

On one of the last tree planting days of the season, corporate supporters of The National Forest braved the cold weather and snow to plant trees at one of the National Forest Company’s (NFC) newest woodland sites.

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Blog: Woodland Edge

25th anniversary blog: #1

25th anniversary blog: #1

I had the good fortune to sit down with Susan Bell OBE recently and talk about the early days of The National Forest, for the first of a series of films we will be making to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The National Forest.

Monday, 4th April 2016

Green business is good business

New CEO at the National Forest Company, John Everitt discusses how The National Forest pioneered the use of the environment at a landscape scale to lead social and economic regeneration, and now is the time to take the business community on a similar journey. "We can demonstrate that the Forest can also be an exemplary business development project, investing in our natural capital while improving the local economy."

Friday, 29th May 2015


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