A record breaking planting season – thanks to you!

As we bask in the glorious spring sunshine, it seems the perfect time to reflect on our amazing planting season before another is upon us.

It has indeed been an extraordinary season, and with both your help and that of our hundreds of volunteers, we have exceeded our target.

The kestrel – at home in your forest

There are few more thrilling sights than watching a majestic kestrel hovering above woods or grassland, waiting for the perfect moment to swoop on some unsuspecting prey below. At the Heart of England Forest, we are always mindful of trying to ensure that we maintain an attractive habitat for this handsome bird and many others like it.

A stroll in the bluebell woods

Nothing says spring like the magnificent sight of bluebells carpeting the woodland floor. Their lifespan is short, though, so you need to enjoy them while you can, and that is where we can help!

For one day only, the Heart of England Forest is throwing open the gates of a rarely seen piece of woodland to bluebell lovers.

Plant your own green legacy

If you’d like to make Britain a little greener by planting your own tree or two, our forestry team has come up with some fantastic suggestions to suit a variety of gardens. Once you’ve determined which type of tree is likely to flourish in your own garden, follow our planting tips from Head Forester Stephen Coffey.

Fun with the future foresters

More than 50 excited children from Badsey, Quinton and Bidford-on-Avon primary schools recently joined us for a ‘Fun in the Forest’ event, during which they listened to stories, explored nature on a woodland walk and learned how to plant trees.

The Heart of England Forest