If you manage trees in England, whether in an urban or rural setting and at any scale, from large woodlands through to individual trees, we want to hear your views on a range of potential tree health policies and interventions. This is a chance for you to help shape future support from government.
Devolution, pests & pathogens, Brexit, emerging markets, climate change, societal attitudes . . . these are just some of the momentous factors influencing our trees and woodlands, those who care for them, and those who rely on their products and services. Have your say about what these and other issues mean to you by taking part in Britain’s only dedicated national survey about our woodlands and forestry: the British Woodlands Survey 2017.
Since launching the British Woodlands Survey 2017 (BWS2017) two weeks ago we’ve received an encouraging uptake, with 500 respondents completing the survey to date. Thank you to all those who have taken part so far, and to our many partners in helping promote the survey to their members. The survey remains open over the summer, until end September.
Sylva Foundation is supporting the 2017 Charter for Trees, Woods and People, by capturing the stories of woodland owners. We want to ensure that the Charter speaks for them, and recognises their vital role as custodians of the nation’s woodland heritage.
If you are a woodland owner or custodian please consider taking part. The simple online consultation will take only a few minutes to complete. Your woodland will be registered by county in the 2017 Charter.
A report published today reveals that private forestry in the UK is falling well short of standards of best practice relating to adaptation to environmental change. While forestry professionals are partially aware and active in planning for environmental change, many woodland owners are largely unprepared.