Our latest newsletter is now available:
Forest for Cornwall has been successfully awarded new funding from Defra - read more about this on our Woodland Creation Partnership Funding page and see how it can help you plant trees.
Find out more about our upcoming volunteer activities across Cornwall over the next couple of months
Forest for Cornwall was invited by the Duchy of Cornwall to spread the word about our programme at the Royal Cornwall Show. Our team enjoyed meeting many of you, answering questions and outlining how we can help you to get trees planted.
Forest for Cornwall is also working to preserve and enhance our precious existing woodlands, hedgerows and ancient trees. One of Cornwall's most famous ancient trees - the twisted beech at Tehidy Country Park has been named as part of a UK wide network of 70 ancient trees and woodlands being dedicated to the Queen in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee. The tree dates back to 1788 and is now part of the Queen's Green Canopy.
Councillor Martyn Alvey (cabinet member for environment and climate change for Cornwall Council) said "We want to celebrate our Twisted Beech to inspire others about the benefits of retaining ancient trees in our landscape for wildlife, people and absorbing carbon emissions and to educate people about how to care for older trees. This goes alongside our Forest for Cornwall aims to support our communities in planting more trees and hedgerows to help Cornwall become carbon neutral.”
Thanks to everyone's fantastic efforts in the winter planting season, over 400,000 trees have now been planted in the Forest for Cornwall!
Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December 2021
National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year). Across the country events bring people together to celebrate and plant trees.
Forest for Cornwall's National Tree Week celebrations and events were a great success. We want to thank everyone for all their contributions that made the week such a success. Below are some of our highlights:
Well known local author Philip Marsden has written a Tale for the Forest called 'Waiting Giants'. It highlights the importance of bringing trees back to our landscape and letting nature do its work. There is also a video which shows Philip reading this inspirational tale.
Tree planting events were held in Helston and Camborne. These were in collaboration with:
- Helston Town Council
- Helston Climate Action Group
- Making Space for Nature
- Coastline Housing
Making Space for Nature organised a very successful oak tree planting for Jay Day at Lanchard Woods in Liskeard.
National Tree Week marked the start of the planting of celebration Landmark Trees in 46 parishes across Cornwall this winter. These trees were provided by Forest for Cornwall. The happy group below is carrying out the planting for Landulph Parish.
Tree Wardens from a number of parishes volunteered at a avenue tree planting and workshop at Penmount Crematorium. The knowledge they gained on the day will now be shared out in their parishes to assist with local tree planting.
Forest for Cornwall also hosted some fascinating talks. These covered the importance of our existing woodlands and the regeneration of our historic orchards. We also held some fun creative workshops for all ages at Falmouth Library and the Royal Cornwall Museum.
Watch this space for news of National Tree Week 2022
The Forest for Cornwall is offering a free Landmark Tree to every local community. This should be 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. Parish councils can register an application for winter 2022/23 now.
Forest for Cornwall will support communities with Tree Planting thanks to a funding boost from the Woodland Trust
Cornwall will benefit from the Woodland Trust Emergency Tree Fund. This funding will further help the Forest for Cornwall Programme with its aim to create 8,000 hectares of woodland over the coming years. It will support the work with communities to help them plant trees in their local area.
The funding will help the Forest for Cornwall to:
- support more communities with guidance, advice and networking
- inspire a new generation in tree establishment
- encourage communities to identify opportunities to create:
- new areas of woodland
- small copses
- street and municipal trees
- forest gardens
- community fruit trees
- landmark trees for their future
If you’re a community with plans or ideas for planting trees then we’d like to hear from you. We are hoping that, with your support, many more trees will reach the ground from the next planting season this autumn. Please get in touch to let us know what you’d like to do, or have already planned by using our contact us form.
- July 2021 Newsletter
- May 2021 Focus On Landowners
- March 2021 Trees For Cornish Towns Project
- National Tree Week 2021 Newsletter