The Forest TimelineThe story so far
Ralph’s Wood is planted at Dorsington with the help of The Forestry Commission
The first hedge is planted near Udde Well
Pitchall Wood is planted – over 100 acres
Forest of Dennis is founded to push the long-term vision forward
Spernal Estate is purchased, with over 2,500 acres
The project’s first tree nursery is established at Spernal
The first wetland habitat is also established on the Spernal Estate
School visits begin, with the help of The Country Trust
The project starts working with The Wildlife Trusts
186 acres of Coughton Park Wood bought for the project
The Forest of Dennis becomes the Heart of England Forest registered charity
The dormouse woodland project gets underway in Alne Wood
Over 5 kilometres of hedges planted and laid
Tree Nursery is relocated to Coughton Park
The 1 Millionth Tree is planted
Founder Felix Dennis passes away but his legacy passes on through the board of Trustees
The first visitor car parks open with 5 different way marked walking routes
Butterfy Conservation recognise HoEF for its promotion of butterfly habitats with the March Lepidoptera Award, while Stratford Ramblers award HoEF ‘Footpath Of The Year’.
484 acres at Coughton Field Farm purchased, which connects land at Middle Spernal.
A record breaking planting season – 154,810 trees planted across 321 acres!
The Volunteer Hub opens at Coughton Park Tree Nursery.
New land of just over 400 acres purchased at Sheriffs Lench
The 1.5 Millionth Tree planted in February.