Aerial photo of newly planted trees in tubes
Our impact
In a year like no other, the Forest continued to grow with your support. Look at what we achieved together in 2020/21.
Forestry Intern Melissa standing in a field smiling holding a tree sapling with newly planted trees in tubes behind
46,235 trees were planted in 2020/21 at Oak Wood and Chapel Gate Wood, bringing the total number of trees planted since the charity began to nearly 1.9 million.
Close up of a purple emperor butterfly resting on the forest floor with wings open
31 species of butterfly were recorded in the Forest, including two high priority species - brown hairstreak and small heath, and two medium priority species - dark green fritillary and purple emperor.
Volunteer Alan pointing out dragonflies in grasses and wildflowers to a group of people
2,345 volunteer hours were given, the equivalent of more than 1 full time member of staff. In addition, micro volunteers donated 346 hours of their time to the charity.
Aerial view of the Forest from above Alne Wood looking towards Middle Spernal on a sunny autumn day
42 acres of new land was added to the Forest, which now covers 7,000 acres. The land will become part of our rich and varied land bank, to be used for creating woodland and improving diverse habitats in the Forest.
Two girls sitting on tree stumps writing on clipboards with classmates sitting behind
Through our schools programme we delivered 1,491 pupil visits, helping pupils re-engage with their learning and reconnect with each other after the difficult lockdowns.
Aerial view of mature green trees in Alne Wood
1.7m grant secured from the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, our most significant grant to date. The project will bring environmental, social, and economic benefits to the region.
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