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Trees Hedges and Woodland

Cornwall's landscape is of national and international importance as well as being vitally important to the local economy.

Twenty-seven per cent of the county is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a further 24% as Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV). The landscape is formed from a combination of climate, geology, natural features and human activity. 

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The Forest for Cornwall is one of the projects that  has resulted from the announcement of a Climate Emergency (2019). This tree planting project aims to increase tree cover in Cornwall by 8000 hectares. It will not be confined to a single area. New areas of planting will be carried out across the county, as well as adding to existing woods, orchards, parks and hedgerows. Cornwall is a land of contrasts and this is reflected in its trees and woodlands. From the champion trees and valuable commercial timber of the sheltered valleys to the bent and windswept trees of the exposed hills and coast and the magical estuarine oakwoods (the Cornish 'Rainforest'). Cornwall has many hidden  gems and whilst growing trees in Cornwall can be challenging it is not without reward.

Please see the Forest for Cornwall Program for more information.

More information about how to manage and look after your own trees can be found on the Managing Your Trees page.