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England's Community Forests Annual Conference 2020

Community Forest Trust

Thursday, 26 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

England's Community Forests Annual Conference 2020

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England's Community Forests are within reach of more that 50% of the population. With local communities we have planted more than 16m new trees over the past 25 years.


 Millions of people use and enjoy the new and growing forests that have been created. They provide a wide range of benefits for people and wildlife, as well as setting the scene for growth and jobs.


In 2020 our annual conference focuses on trees and carbon. With trees in the media almost daily and new targets and aspirations for new woodland creation to lock up carbon as a reponse to climate change, what is the role of Community Forests in helping to achive these new targets? What is the role of trees and woodlands in mitigating the likley impacts of climate change? How quickly can we respond to the challenge of a dramatic increase in levels of planting?

We have great speakers and the workshop will undoubtedly be lively as usual.

Places are limited so please book early.Tickets are available at £30 (plus fees £32.63) to cover refreshments and the cost of room hire.








Registration and refreshments






Sir Harry Studholme

Sir Harry has been the chair for our annual conference for the past eight years. Having just stepped down as the Chair of Forestry Commission, Sir Harry will look back on past conferences and ahead to the future of the Community Forests



Community Forest Update - what have we been up to? What's ahead?

Jess Thompson,

City of Trees

Projects and programme update from across the Community Forests.




Trees for Learning

Tim Hughes, DEFRA/ Clare Olver, The Mersey Forest;

Results of the four-year project working with schools across the Community Forests




Trees and Carbon

Mark Broadmeadow and Chris Waterfield, Forestry Commission

With an increasing focus on planting new woodland and urban tress to help tackle climate change. Mark and Chris will provide an overview of the science of carbon modelling and the options and opportunities available through the Carbon Guarentee Fund etc.










The biomass debate



What is the role of biomass in helping to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels?



How carbon funding can unlock your planting project


James Hepburne-Scott

Forest Carbon

Examples of schemes that have been developed using funding for carbon offsetting. How might this work for Community Forests?




Forest Strategy



Update on progress on plans to consult on a Forest Strategy for England








Workshop and discussions focussed on trees and carbon. Opportunities and issues




Next steps: Sir Harry Studholme




Do you have questions about England's Community Forests Annual Conference 2020? Contact Community Forest Trust

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When & Where

Birmingham & Midland Institute
9 Margaret Street
B3 3BS Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 March 2020 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Community Forest Trust

The Community Forest Trust works to support the development of Community Forests and other community forestry initiatives in England. The Community Forest Trust exists to provide project support and generate funding and raise awareness of the Forests, enabling them to continue their vital work, creating attractive environments in which businesses and local communities can thrive.

The Community Forest Trust is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee.

Registered in England no. 3598556. Registered charity no.1072706.

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