Friday, 15th February 2013
Students from Burton & South Derbyshire College have been invited to stage an exhibition of their work in the new gallery at Sharpe's Pottery Museum in March. It will coincide with the arrival in Swadlincote of the 2020VISION roadshow, which features some of the finest wildlife and nature photographers in the country.
Thursday, 14th February 2013
Headline act comedian and actor Alistair McGowan planted the first tree in Comedy Wood, a new woodland in The National Forest, outside Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, this week.
Thursday, 31st January 2013
This statement includes the Government's response to the Independent Panel on Forestry, set up after the consultation on the public forestry estate which ended in massive opposition for any 'sell off' of the public forest. Its publication seems to mark the calming, at least, of a pretty turbulent time in forestry policy for England.
Monday, 28th January 2013
Statement from Sophie Churchill, OBE FICFor, Chief Executive, National Forest Company: "The National Forest Company is a strong advocate for sustainable development which includes sustainable economic growth and certainly supports the distribution of economic activity across the country. There are already important road and rail links through the Forest."
Wednesday, 12th December 2012
Just as Norway donates the magnificent Christmas tree that stands in Trafalgar Square each year, The National Forest has received its very own gift from this forest-loving nation.
Tuesday, 28th August 2012
Foraging has been dampened in every way by the weather this summer according to bushcraft experts in The National Forest.
Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
A new book launched by the National Forest Company and the British Geological Survey illustrates through walks and a simple geological map how everything about The National Forest stems from the underlying rocks.
Wednesday, 2nd November 2011
Sophie Churchill, Chief Executive of the National Forest Company, will make the keynote presentation at a national conference in London on Friday (4 November).
Thursday, 8th September 2011
Visitors to woodlands during the autumn will discover trees laden with edible delights. In September and October, the number of different ripe species explodes with fungi, fruits and nuts, such as beech nuts, bramble, hawthorn berries, juniper and rosehip, ready for picking. This year apparently the horseradish is particularly good!
Tuesday, 6th September 2011
The National Forest is taking part in a major EU study into how we look after the natural systems that are crucial for human wellbeing.