The Heart of England Forest has an ambitious vision: to plant, protect and preserve a huge broadleaf forest to benefit the environment, people and wildlife.– A place of tranquillity and natural beauty that’s open to anyone and planted with the help and support of everyone.
The Forest stretches across the heart of England – from the ancient Forest of Arden, south to the edge of the Vale of Evesham. It’s an area dense in cities, towns and industry. Which is why The Heart of England Forest is creating a place to walk under shady canopies and through airy glades, away from the busy urban areas that surround it.
The UK has less than a third of the native tree cover of many other European countries, including France, Germany and Italy. So far, the Heart of England Forest covers a mosaic of habitats across 7,000 acres of land, including 4,000 acres of new woodland. 1.9 million trees have been planted since the charity began. Its dream is for it to become 30,000 acres. But with patience and your support, who knows how far it will grow!