Aerial photo of newly planted trees in tubes
Our impact
With your support the Forest continues to grow. Look at what we achieved together in 2019/20.
Wide image with many newly planted trees in tubes
136,977 trees were planted in 2019/20, bringing the total number of trees planted since the charity began to nearly 1.9 million.
Redwing bird on a winter day on a branch
13 Red List Birds of Conservation Concern were recorded in our first winter bird survey, including lesser redpoll and redwing.
Photograph of a lady who is a volunteer looking to camera in the Forest
8,583 volunteer hours were given by over 1,753 individuals, the equivalent of nearly 4 full time members of staff.
Aerial view of Alne Wood in the Forest
595 acres of new land was added to the Forest, which now covers 7,000 acres. That is 23% of the journey towards our 30,000 acre goal.
 Forestry apprentice Phoebe walking in the forest
We were one of the first organisations in the country to employ a new forestry apprentice. Phoebe joined the team in November 2019.
Three children walking along a tree trunk in the Forest
Our schools’ programme continued to grow with 2,609 school pupil visits. Pupils visit the Forest termly or half termly for national curriculum linked learning outdoors.
A group of people at a forest event
We welcomed 2,397 event attendees who benefitted from spending time in the Forest and learnt more about our work.
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