Community and urban woodlands
Community woodlands and forests are those which have been established and managed in a way that is sustainable and beneficial to the landscape, the local people, biodiversity and the economy in both the short and long term.
Farm woodlands, often linked by green corridors of hedges, have benefits to farm economics (helped by high prices and demand for woodfuel) and for biodiversity,
Urban Woods may be small but play an important role in the streets, parks, housing estates and environments they are located.
The case studies featured here focus on the Excellence in Forestry Community Woodlands Awards winners:
2016: Churwell Enviornmental Volunteers
2016: Bramhall and Carr Woods
2015 Warren Woods, Bodfari, Wales
2013 Northwoods Forest Hills, Knowsley
2013 The Woodlands, Clayton le Moors