How to track the tracks!

There are more ways to spot wildlife activity than you think… We’ve put together a Tracker’s Guide to help you identify the prints of five common animals for your next visit to the forest.

2016 – a vintage year for the Forest

2016 has been a remarkable year for the Heart of England Forest, with a number of standout moments that will define it for anyone who has supported or been involved in the project. The man charged with ensuring our ambitious tree planting programme stays on track is Head Forester Stephen Coffey. Here he recalls five moments that will linger long in his memory…

Holly – the original Christmas tree

Did you know that holly was the original Christmas tree? Long before the Victorians introduced the custom of decorating fir trees in our homes, holly was traditionally used to herald the arrival of the festive season.