Farm & Landowners

The National Forest has transformed 200 square miles of the Midlands by planting over 8.5million trees, adding over 7,250 hectares of new woodlands into the landscape. Woodlands provide many benefits from creating a timber resource, new habitats for wildlife, spaces for recreation and wellbeing as well as supporting jobs through their use and management.

Do you own land in the National Forest?

The National Forest Company can offer free and impartial advice on creating new and managing existing woodlands. Work with us to create new habitats, opportunities and a diversified timber resource on your land, and contribute towards the creation of the Forest.

For landowners who already own woodland - we can help to maximise your resource for timber, wildlife and recreation whilst helping to protect it from current and new pests and diseases.

Grants are available for both woodland creation and management. Please see the links below for more information.

Changing Landscapes Scheme

Our scheme offers a generous level of funding to any landowner for the creation of new woodlands and associated habitats. It is unique to the National Forest and pays 100% of costs for woodland and habitat creation and its management for 10 years.

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Woodland Management

Advice and funding is available for a wide range of woodland management related activity. This includes management planning, site works primarily focusing on young woodland, managing pests and diseases, woodland management training, and more.

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If you have land that falls within the 200 square miles of the National Forest, the Freewoods Scheme could help you create your own small woodland, less than one hectare in size.

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Are you looking to create a wood pasture or parkland? The National Forest Company may be able to help. Find out more information on our parkland scheme here.

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Small Grants Fund

The National Forest Company offers small grants to a range of landowners, community groups and other organisations. The grants are designed to provide funds to support projects that contribute to the aims and objectives of the National Forest.

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