Due to Covid-19, we have reduced personnel at the offices of the Sylva Foundation and our premises at the Sylva Wood Centre. Emails and phone messages are being checked but please allow a little longer than usual to receive a response.
Please do not arrange a formal visit without first checking with us. Members of the public are free to enjoy our network of permitted paths through the Future Forest as usual.
A one-day conference was held in Oxford on December 11th 2012, at which preliminary results of the survey were presented.
The survey of British woodlands attracted 2,603 responses, representing 7.4% of the total area of non-Forestry Commission woodland in Great Britain.
While income generation was the main goal for landholdings as a whole, personal pleasure was the most commonly cited management aim for woodlands, followed by landscape conservation and biodiversity.
Multiple uses of woodlands were the norm, with over 80% of respondents having more than one aim for their woodland property.
© RICS 2013