The Forest for Cornwall is a new Cornwall Council programme that is developing a range of initiatives with partners to enable residents, landowners, schools and communities in Cornwall to help plant and grow the Forest.
What is the Forest for Cornwall?
The Forest for Cornwall, conceived by Cornwall Council, is an ambitious tree planting project with the principle aim of fighting climate change. When complete it’s hoped it will cover approximately 8,000 hectares – that’s about 2% of Cornwall’s land area.
The Forest for Cornwall is not a single area of new forest. It’s an ambition to significantly increase all forms of canopy cover throughout Cornwall, whilst strengthening the protection of our existing backbone of trees, woodlands and hedges.
The Tamar Valley AONB and other neighbouring communities can play a key role in making this happen and watch this space for opportunities to get involved in this programme locally.
Everyone can get involved in helping grow the Forest for Cornwall in a number of ways, check out the Forest for Cornwall, Grow Nature toolkit to find out more about the programme. https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/grow-nature/about/forest-for-cornwall-programme/
Let people know you are supporting the Forest for Cornwall
If you have planted a tree, please let the Forest for Cornwall team now so we can record your difference you have made in being a part of the Forest for Cornwall vision.
The Forest for Cornwall team would also love to hear what you are doing or planning to do yourself, or about what is happening in your community and local area. If you would like to get in touch and let the team know what you or your organisation are doing please complete their contact form.