We’ve planted over 1.5 million trees

But there is so much more to managing woodlands than just planting trees. We have a very small team, so combined with our volunteers we have to cover a lot of ground. Here is a list of many of the things we do at our various sites across the Forest:

Pond clearance

Scrub management

Path clearance

Litter picking

Bench maintenance

Grass mowing

Hedge cutting


Emptying bins

Fixing/clearing up after antisocial behaviour

Reed cutting


Wildflower meadow management

Gate installation


Removal of old tree guards

Ragwort pulling

Woodland management

Tree safety surveys

Safety checks on all site infrastructure

Footpath surfacing repairs

Clearing up dog mess

Signage repairs and maintenance

General patrolling/trouble shooting/helping members of the public

For more information about our woodland management:

At the Millennium Country Park - call 01234 762614 or email our Head Ranger
At our other sites - call 01234 762608 or email our Community Engagement Officer


Interested in getting involved in woodland management? Why not join our team of volunteers and get stuck in – whether you can spare a few hours for our public tree planting event, or regular time to be a Wood Warden at one of our sites, we’d love to have you on board.

Although our sites are all free for the public to use, it is obviously expensive to maintain them all. As a charity, we rely on donations to helping us to keep the Forest growing and thriving - just a small donation can make all the difference!

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