ARCHIVE: England Forestry Strategy
The strategy for England's trees, woods and forests (ETWF) (PDF 2.6MB) was launched on 20 June 2007.
This sets out the Government's vision and priorities for England's tree and woodland resource, in both rural and urban areas, over the next fifty years.
The ETWF Strategy builds upon the firm foundations of its successful predecessor The England Forestry Strategy which was published in 1998 and was the subject of a full review in 2006.
Key aims of the strategy
Working with national and regional stakeholders, we have identified within the strategy, five key aims for government intervention in trees, woods and forests:
- to secure trees and woodlands for future generations;
- to ensure resilience to climate change;
- to protect and enhance natural resources;
- to increase the contribution that trees, woods and forests make to our quality of life;
- and to improve the competitiveness of woodland businesses and products.
These aims will form the basis on which the Delivery plan will be developed by Natural England and the Forestry Commission England (FCE).
The strategy provides a national policy direction, which can be incorporated alongside regional priorities within regional forestry frameworks.
Delivery Plan for England's trees, woods and forest strategy
The Plan will set out what needs to be done to meet the five aims of the strategy. The first Delivery Plan will be launched in Autumn 2008, covering the period up to March 2012.
The effectiveness of the plan will be dependant on working together with all interested parties, focussing and prioritising effort to meet these aims.
The Delivery plan will focus on work at a national level, while providing the framework for regional planning and decisions.
Find out more on the Forestry Commission England website.
Page last modified: 23 October 2008
Page published: 23 October 2008