100 Years of UK Forestry



In 2019 we will celebrate the centenary of the first Forestry Act, which created the Forestry Commission and recognised the importance of forestry to the UK. Over subsequent decades, our island was brought back from the brink of complete deforestation, with less than 5% tree cover, to the present level of 13%. Within lifetimes, we have seen newly-created timber plantations mature into productive and multi-benefit forests. 2019 will be a national celebration of a hundred years of forestry, and we want you to be part of it.