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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

Thursday, 16th July 2015

National Forest Company celebrates 20 years and hits 20 per cent forest cover

Ambassadors for The National Forest joined directors and staff to celebrate 20 years of the National Forest Company.

Friday, 26th June 2015

Woodland flowers in Foxley Wood thanks to National Forest Company grant

The Woodland Trust has made improvements to Foxley Wood, one of its key woodlands in The National Forest, close to the village of Linton, in South Derbyshire. Trees have been thinned and undergrowth removed, and local users of the wood are already benefiting from the work which was carried out with assistance from the National Forest Company (NFC).

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Blog: Woodland Edge

Feanedock Covert

The sound of chainsaws

Out and about in The National Forest at the weekend? If youíre headed for your local woodland, donít panic if you hear the sound of chainsaws!

Friday, 14th March 2014

Appled Tree wassailing

'Just Passing By' and wassailing

Sophie and Carol visited Snibston and Donisthorpe over the weekend and shared some great community life in the Forest.

Monday, 27th January 2014


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