The Forestry Commission is the Government Department responsible for forestry policy throughout Great Britain. Its mission is to protect and expand Britain’s forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.
Natural England is here to conserve and enhance the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings. Natural England brings together English Nature, the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service.
The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage.
BTCV is the UK’s leading charity creating better environments where people feel valued, included and involved.
The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK’s leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife. Its vision is ‘an environment richer in wildlife for everyone’.
Forest Research is Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree research.
Defra is the Government department responsible for rural and environmental policy and sustainable development.
The lead organisation encouraging and supporting woodland owners and managers in the sustainable management of their woodlands. SWA also hosts a number of projects including the Woodland Initiatives Network, which is providing information and support to woodland initiatives and projects around the country.
Grown in Britain is a movement that aims to:
1.Create a new and stronger market â€˜pullâ€™ for the array of products derived from our forests and woodlands.
2.Develop private sector funding that supports the planting and management of forests and woodlands through funding from corporates as part of their corporate social responsibility.
3.Connect together and harness the positive energy and feelings towards our forests and woodlands that many in our society share to create a strong â€˜wood cultureâ€™. A wood culture that captures personal health and fitness, well-being, community and encourages use of more wood and forest products.
Grown in Britain has cross Government support and the potential to make a lasting difference to the forests and woodlands of Britain.