Community Forest Trust is an award winning charity supporting six fantastic community forestry initiatives. We have a long track record of delivering successful environmental projects in the UK. We are at the forefront of green infrastructure development and environmental regeneration. Working together, the forestry initiatives add value to a wide range of projects by developing and sharing best practice in the sector. To date we’ve created over 5,000 ha of woodlands.

   

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Community Forest Conference 2017

England’s Community Forests are within reach of more that 50% of the population. With local communities we have planted more than 36 million new trees. They provide wide range of benefits for people and wildlife, as well as setting the scene for growth and jobs. Each year England’s Community Forests host a national conference to discuss the progress community forestry is making, identify issues and develop opportunities. Our 2017 conference will be held at the Birmingham Midland Institute on Thursday 23rd March. We have lots to discuss: the loss of urban trees, addressing the need to reduce flood risk, health inequalities and adapt to climate change. Leaving Europe means that we are likely to have a very different system for forestry support: what might that look like? Our conference in 2017 focuses on how we can shape future policy for community forestry. We have great speakers and the workshop will be lively as ...