Forest for Cornwall Programme

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Welcome to the Forest for Cornwall! If you would like to tell us you have planted trees, or are seeking advice or information please get in touch on our Contact Us form.

149,000 trees have been planted so far, an increase of 78,000 over the winter planting season. Congratulations to all involved! 

Free Landmark Trees

The Forest for Cornwall is offering a free Landmark Tree to every local community in celebration or commemoration of a person, place or event. This has been made possible by Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund.  Town and Parish councils will soon receive the information to apply on behalf of their communities. The deadline for applications is 2 August for winter 2021/22. Councils can register an interest for winter 2022/23.

Forest for Cornwall Project

The Forest for Cornwall, initiated by Cornwall Council, 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 will not be 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.

The Forest for Cornwall is part of Cornwall Council's response to climate change and striving towards Cornwall becoming carbon neutral

Are you looking for resources to start your planting project this season? Visit our How to start your project page for useful links and advice 

Forest for Cornwall newsletter

Keep in touch with developments on the Forest for Cornwall and receive regular updates in our newsletter.

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Autumn At Golitha Falls On Bodmin Moor
Darley Oak At Linkinhorne, Image Supplied By Greg Martin
Golitha Woods
Roseland Beeches, Images Supplied By Nick Cooper

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