nurturing a wood culture, growing a future

Woodland Star Rating certificate

Woodland Star Rating scheme launched

A new scheme has been launched that we hope will encourage sustainable forest management in all woodlands, and promote greater understanding of good woodland stewardship among the general public. The Woodland Star Rating is a self-assessment scheme based on the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS).  The scheme has been developed by the Sylva Foundation as part…

New Woodland Editor launched

The new woodland editor system has been added to the site today. The system replaces the old home page in the woodland owner account, and combines editing features that were previously spread across several pages. Woodland owners can now edit the mapping for all of their sub-compartments in the same place. This development brings myForest…

OneOak exhibition report

The OneOak finale exhibition, hosted by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh last Autumn, was made possible thanks to the support of the Scottish Forestry Trust. As a condition of their funding a report about the exhibition has been submitted to the charity. It confirmed that over 49,000 members of the public were exposed to the exhibition…

Supporting forest science - Sylva Scholarship

Help us secure the Sylva scholarship

Sylva supports cutting-edge forest science in a partnership with the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford by offering a scholarship to DPhil students. We are seeking donors to help us secure our next scholar and, additionally, to help us raise an endowment fund to secure the scholarship in perpetuity. Our first scholar Kirsty Monk…

Good Woods project film released

A film about the B&Q Good Woods project has been released. It features Sarah Greenaway from B&Q and Pooran Desai from our partners BioRegional who explain the ideas behind the project and our work objectives during 2013. They visit brickmaker Jim Matthews of H. G Matthews who uses timber to fire his kiln, harvested both…

The BeWILD Legacy Report

Edit – we originally posted an incorrect download link, which we have now fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience. This is an evaluation report of the BeWILD Project, an ancient woodland management project delivered across Berkshire from 2008-2011. This Report pulls together the successes and achievements of the BeWILD Project, and aims to share our experiences…