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Welcome to the National Forest

We believe in a positive future where people, nature and the economy can grow together. With the help of our communities, partners, and passionate people like you, we are transforming 200 square miles of the Midlands as a model for more sustainable living. 

Our vision
9 million trees planted so far
9.5 million
trees planted so far

Life is better with trees

Trees are transformational. We're creating a Forest where people live and work, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of trees.

30 years of transformation
30 years
of transformation

A history of positive change

We’ve transformed a landscape from black to green, breathing life into communities, greening the economy, and helping wildlife thrive.

200 square miles of the Midlands
square miles of the Midlands

Explore a forest for everyone

The National Forest spans Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, and offers a rich and vibrant landscape to explore.

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Let’s grow the future

We can’t do this alone; we need your help. Whether you choose to make your own small commitment to the planet or want to get more actively involved, you’re standing up for positive change.

Plant trees

There are many ways to plant trees in the Forest, why not join us for a planting event or dedicate a tree.

Make a donation

Whether you can make a one-off donation or can support monthly, you’re standing up for positive change.

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We want to bring people together and support those who also want to bring about transformation.