This year’s Community Forest Conference focuses on how we can work together to influence support for community forestry post 2020.
With so many changes last year, 2017 is an opportunity to take stock and set out our agenda for community forestry in England. We may not know what that future looks like, but we do know that Community Forests continue to tackle some of the key issues facing our towns and cities.
Improving health and wellbeing, increasing educational attainment, providing great places to live and work, safeguarding biodiversity and helping to tackle climate change are just some of the benefits that we are providing across the country. Since their launch Community Forests have planted over 32 million trees and worked with hundreds of thousands of people.
But there are real challenges. Tree planting in England is at its lowest level for 100 years. Budget pressures on local authorities is putting management of urban trees at risk. We face challenges from climate change, pests and diseases and competition for land. We need new ways of working and thinking.
We have a great line up of speakers and an opportunity to discuss our ideas with some of the people who will be writing national plans and policy for the environment and forestry. As ever at our Conference, the workshop provides an opportunity to air your views and help shape community forestry post 2020.
You can find more information and book your place at the Conference here;
There is a charge of just under £25.