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 usual – maybe more so this year!
Once again, we are delighted that our conference chair wil be Sir Harry Studholme, Forestry Commission Chairman.
Places are limited so please book early.Tickets are available at a cost of just under £25 (inc fees and VAT).
For further information and to book to attend please use this Eventbrite link. There is a small charge to help cover the costs of the event: