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
Lancashire Woodland Project
Forest of Leeds
Millennium Tree Campaign (N. Ireland)
Rockingham Forest Trust
Sherwood Forest Trust
South West Forest
Woods on Your Doorstep
More: The Tree Council site is worth a visit.