Become a business partner

The National Forest is your place to grow. 

For over a quarter of a century, a tree planting revolution has been taking place in the Midlands. Since our first tree was planted in 1991, nine million more have followed, changing our landscape from black to green. The National Forest is a place of transformation, showing how trees can transform not only the landscape, but also, vitally, people’s lives and the local economy. By partnering with us, you become part of our invaluable network of support that is helping to create a forest environment, support our forest communities and ensure a sustainable forest economy.

We call this network: Mycelium – the enterprise ecosystem of the National Forest.

What is Mycelium?

New research tells us that trees are linked together through a complex underground network of tiny threads called Mycelium. Through these connections, trees can share nutrients, water and even warn each other of danger. The evidence so far suggests that being part of this network makes trees more resilient. That’s why we’ve created our own Mycelium ecosystem of enterprising organisations that want to support the Forest and each other, to grow and become more sustainable.

How to get involved

All Mycelium partnerships are subject to an ethical check which includes gaining an understanding of your approach to sustainability and how you are reducing your environmental impact.

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Partnership Options

Our work looks beyond tree planting – we want to get nature, society and the economy working in harmony in the National Forest, to act as a working model for others. We are looking to work with partners who think long term (like a forest!) and are looking to invest in a positive future. If you are serious about changing the way you do business to reduce your environmental impact and are working hard to innovate and take action against climate change then take a look at our packages below.

Become a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partner

This package is built to help strengthen your green credentials. We’ll plant 20 trees for every £1000 supported, up to a maximum of £10,000.

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Become an Environment, Society and Governance (ESG) Partner

With an investment of £10,000 or more, our partnership will have clear shared values which underpin key joint messages that really demonstrate your commitment to tackling climate change and help to add authenticity to your ESG or Sustainability Strat...

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Become a Trees + Partner

Your bespoke package combines tree planting with a key work programme theme in the Forest. Packages start from £50,000.

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Become a brand licensing partner

This package allows your business use of our logo on products for sale, to create a unique selling point for your customers.

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Become an event partner

This package allows your business the opportunity to engage with one of our major public events.

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Make a business donation

This package allows you to make a business donation to support our work and show your audiences that you care.

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National Forest Corporate Experiences

Explore opportunities for you and your team to reconnect naturally for team building and positive wellbeing.

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Get in touch

If you would like to discuss our packages and how we might be able to work with you, please get in touch for more information.

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