Cumbria Coastal Community Forest

A Forest For the Community

Announced in November 2021, Defra approved Cumbria’s proposal for a new coastal community woodland - which will provide a series of connected community woodlands down the western coast of Cumbria.

Thousands of trees will be planted over five years (up to 150 hectares) and in the next 25 years, a minimum of 5,000 hectares of woodland will be created. These will provide direct and real benefit for people living within these communities through the development of new tree planting and woodland creation. It will offer opportunities for decarbonisation and enhance the county’s natural capital, making Cumbria a more attractive place to live and work.

Creating The Community Forest

Our Woodland Advisory Service will identify land suitable for woodland creation within the remit of the Cumbria Coastal Community Forest region. This free service allows land owners to receive advice and site visits to assess the suitability of their land and how it can contribute to the Community Forest.

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