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21 March 2023 – International Day of Forests

Posted: 23/03/23

Forestry Commission E-Alert: 21.3.23


1.  Find out why the Forestry Commission are celebrating all the woodlands and forests, and the many benefits they bring.

Click here to watch the Forestry Commissions informative video on the multiple benefits that forests and woodlands have on our lives.


2. Healthy forests for healthy people

In 2021 Forest Research published their research: Valuing the mental health benefits of woodlands. Access to trees, woods, forests and other natural environments including urban greenspace has become (since COVID) even more important for individuals to support and maintain their well-being. Click here to read the report.


3. Read Forestry Commission’s blog: Why forests and woodlands are so good for our mental health and wellbeing.

Helen Townsend, Principal Adviser for Social Forestry has written a blog talking about her role to encourage and promote the personal and societal benefits of visiting a woodland or forest. Click here to read the blog.


4. Want to create a woodland for people to enjoy?

Would you like to plant trees to create a woodland of the future?

Read the ‘Tree planting and Woodland Creation: overview on GOV.UK to find information and support on woodland creation in England, including funding to create woodland, legal requirements and best practice for sustainability. Click here to read the guide.