The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious charity. We want to help reverse centuries of woodland decline and create and conserve a magnificent 30,000 acre broadleaf forest for the benefit of the environment, wildlife and people. A place of enduring natural beauty, protected and secured for generations to come.
The Forest covers a mosaic of habitats across 7,000 acres of land in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, including 4,000 acres of new woodland and 600 acres of mature and ancient woodland.
At just 23% of the way towards our 30,000 acre goal, we are already the largest new native broadleaf woodland in England.
We establish and grow the Forest on land that we have purchased to ensure it is safe and protected for hundreds of years to come.
So far, we have planted nearly 1.9 million trees. Tree planting on this scale makes a significant positive environmental impact, creating a huge carbon sink and helping to mitigate climate change. Further environmental and social impacts of planting include water purification and flood alleviation.
Important as they are, the Forest is more than just trees; it is an incredible mosaic of habitats helping to boost diversity for plants, animals and people, and also includes grassland, heathland, farmland and wetland.