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Family walking along a forest trail.
Bluebells at Silk Wood in Westonbirt
arge mature beach in a mixed woodland.
Bluebells at Silk Wood. Westonbirt Arboretum
Visitors enjoy spring at Westonbirt Arboretum
We are the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment.

England's woods and forests

Walking, cycling, kids days out, wildlife, and Live Music. Working and volunteering. Buying Timber. Business opportunities.

Tree pests and diseases

Tree health, pests and diseases, biosecurity

Local advice and contacts

Office access and opening times

Woodland creation

Woodland Carbon Fund, Woodland Creation Planning Grant, Countryside Stewardship, HS2 Woodland Fund

Policy, practice and guidance

Woodfuel, climate change, wildlife, community biomass, forestry policy, certification

Grants & regulations

Funding, woodland regulations, grant schemes, public register, felling.

Community biomass guide

Community biomass guide
Our guide is aimed at communities which want to harness woodfuel for community energy or heating projects.

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Keep it Clean

Keep it Clean
Join our campaign to protect England's woods and forests from pests and diseases.