Aerial view of Spernal and Windmill Hill
News

The Forest in the fight against flooding

18 December 2023
 by 
Dave Throup, Trustee
With extreme weather events and flooding on the increase, the Forest has a vital role to play in flood alleviation. Dave Throup, charity trustee and flooding expert, explains.
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Helping butterflies facing a fight to survive

31 May 2023
 by 
Sam Macvie, Biodiversity Data and Survey Officer
The 2022 Red List of British butterflies shockingly included around half of our 59 British species, but our work in the Forest is helping and there are ways we can help at home too.
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Learning in the Forest: Then and now

30 May 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
In 2003, the Heart of England Forest was created as a charity, and much has changed since then both in the Forest and in the world around us. Throughout this year, we invite you to discover how the woodland has grown and how the charity’s work has developed over the past 20 years, starting with our learning and skills work.
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Getting to the root of growing the Forest

30 May 2023
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by Ben Bek, Assistant Forest Ranger
The charity continues to grow and protect England’s largest new native woodland, with two million trees now planted in the Forest as part of the array of habitats to enhance biodiversity. Assistant Forest Ranger Ben gets to the root of what it means to grow a native broadleaf Forest.
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Move in May with National Walking Month

1 May 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest
May is National Walking Month, the perfect time to explore the opportunities the Forest offers for people to get out and connect with nature.
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Making space for nature at home

20 April 2023
 by 
Emma Kersley, Biodiversity Officer (Grassland)
Whether in our gardens or in our communities, we can all create habitats that help our native wildlife.
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Creating a lasting green legacy

20 April 2023
 by 
Heart of England Forest

As we work towards our goal of creating a 30,000 acre broadleaf forest in the heart of England, it’s important that w

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