Forest for Cornwall Programme
Forest for Cornwall is an ambitious tree planting project with the principle aim of fighting climate change.
When complete we hope it will cover approximately 8,000 hectares - that’s about 2% of Cornwall’s land area.
The Forest for Cornwall is not a single area of new forest.
It’s our ambition to significantly increase all forms of canopy cover throughout Cornwall, whilst strengthening the protection of our existing backbone of trees, woodlands and hedges.
Did you know?
Woodland cover in Cornwall is 9-10% compared to a UK average of 13% and Europe 37%
The total length of Cornwall's hedges is 30,000 miles. This represents a total surface of 85.44Km2, which makes for 2.4% of Cornwall’s land area
There are 32,000 hectares of woodland in Cornwall, of which 71% is broadleaf and 15% conifer
The Darley oak in Linkinhorne is over 1000 years old
The average UK resident consumes 12 trees a year in their everyday life for: paper, packaging, wood, cardboard, toilet tissue and many other products
A new native woodland can capture 300-400 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per hectare (tCO2e/ha) by year 50, and 400-500 tCO2e/ha by year 100.