Forest project continues to grow - The Leamington Observer

Forest project continues to grow

Leamington Editorial 4th Jul, 2024   0

THE HEART of England Forest project continues to grow.

It is working to reverse centuries of woodland decline and create and conserve a 30,000-acre broadleaf forest for the benefit of the environment, wildlife and people and provide a place of enduring natural beauty, protected and secured for generations to come.

The forest covers a mosaic of habitats across 7,000 acres of land in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, including 4,450 acres of new woodland and 600 acres of mature and ancient woodland. Over the last 20 years, The Heart of England Forest has planted 2million trees.

And future plans were outlined at its recent Annual Midsummer Reception at Dorsington,

home of the late multi-millionaire publisher Felix Dennis whose vision the project was.

Heather Acton, the newly appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees, welcomed attendees to the reception, and spoke about the charity’s progress and upcoming initiatives including the prioritisation of integrated land management plans for sustainability, a new volunteer engagement project with evening opportunities, and the expansion of our education work with local schools with the opening of the Gorcott Hill Education Centre.

Trustee Dave Throup also shared his personal commitment to the charity, emphasising the importance of their work in environmental conservation.

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