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British Woodlands Survey 2015

Encouraging response to national survey with two weeks remaining

The British Woodlands Survey — this year exploring adaptation to environmental change — is attracting an encouraging response from woodland owners, professionals and businesses right across Britain. So far we have received more than 1200 responses, with the area of woodland represented in excess of a quarter of a million hectares. The survey closes on 15th September 2015. Have you had your say?

William Theed's conifers field trial

Woodland owner supports research into alternative species resistant to tree-killing disease

Environmental change seems to be impacting Britain’s trees and forests with increasing frequency and severity. Following the first reported UK outbreak of Phytophthora ramorum on his estate, Somerset woodland owner William Theed took the lead in supporting research into alternative species resistant to the disease. What are you doing about environmental change?

Annual Review 2014-15

Annual Review 2014-15 published

Our Annual Review, covering the period April 2014 to March 2015 is now available to read online. This year has been busy and fruitful for the Sylva Foundation. Highlights have included starting development work at the Sylva Wood Centre, celebrating 350 years of British forestry, and the appointment of our first Education Manager.