Local Initiatives

As well as national schemes to plant more trees, many local ones are flourishing too. Some concentrate on greening urban areas or derelict land; others aim to encourage farmers to afforest surplus land and to bring neglected woodland into sustainable management; a couple concentrate on rejuvenating historical hunting forests.

Some projects are community based; others are local authorities inspired; and most are partnerships involving local people,
landowners and official or voluntary organisations.

Getting more trees planted is a great start – but only the beginning – emerging woodlands then need many years of tender loving care before they pass through the stages in forest growth, and become mature woodland.

Some of the current projects are:

Forest of Belfast
Tel: 028 9027 0350

Forest of Cardiff
Tel: 02920 599300

Elwood
www.groundwork.org.uk

Lancashire Woodland Project
www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/forestry/index.asp

Forest of Leeds
www.leeds.gov.uk/biodiversity

Millennium Tree Campaign (N. Ireland)
www.btcv.org/cvni/mtc

Rockingham Forest Trust
www.rockingham-forest-trust.org.uk

Sherwood Forest Trust
www.sherwoodforest.org.uk

Silvanus Trust
www.silvanus.org.uk

South West Forest
www.southwestforest.org.uk

Woods on Your Doorstep
www.woodland-trust.org.uk

Yorwoods
www.yorwoods.co.uk

More: The Tree Council site is worth a visit.