Help us bring the Northern Forest to life
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The North of England has significantly less woodland cover than the rest of the country, but not for much longer. With our partners we are planting 50 million trees and transforming the landscape of northern England.
Credit: Jill Jennings / WTML
The North of England is home to 13 million people. However, this beautiful part of the country has just 7.6% of woodland cover, which is significantly lower than the England average.
We're working with The Mersey Forest, City of Trees, White Rose Forest, HEYwoods and the Community Forest Trust to create a new Northern Forest. This will increase woodland cover while bringing endless benefits and opportunities to the people of the North.
The Northern Forest is already in progress, but once complete it will:
We can help you achieve your climate emergency ambitions with new woodland. Contact us for advice on getting the most from the Nature for Climate Fund.
We can't create a new Northern Forest without you. This is your chance to help us grow the Northern Forest, make a difference and create something special for the people in and around northern England.
There are several ways you can get involved:
Are you interested in helping to grow back greener in the Northern Forest?
If you own or manage land in the area, we can fund up to 100% of the costs of woodland creation and establishment in the Northern Forest area thanks to a grant from the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund. We can provide funding and advice in a wide range of situations including:
For more information, please email NorthernForest@woodlandtrust.org.uk
You can also apply for subsidised trees through our MOREwoods scheme.
While we have generous funding from the government to allow us to proceed with the Northern Forest, a project of this scale requires continuous funding to ensure we meet our target of 50 million trees planted over the next 25 years. Why not invest in the Northern Forest and become one of our partners?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
With 50 million trees to plant, we need all hands on deck in order to create the Northern Forest. We're working with Community Forests on regular public tree planting events and we'd love you to be involved.
If you can't commit to any of the above, why not make a donation? Every penny counts towards creating the Northern Forest.
If you’re looking to plant lots of trees, we have the trees, grants and funding schemes to help.