Woodland Futures Cumbria

Woodland Futures Cumbria

Encouraging woodland creation and woodland management in Cumbria

Cumbria Woodlands has partnered with the Lake District Foundation to encourage woodland management and woodland creation across the county. In May 2022 it was announced we were successful in our application and would receive £499,800 from the Trees call to Action Fund. With this funding, the Woodland Futures project was launched!

The project focuses on work and services that Cumbria Woodlands has been delivering for 30 years. Woodland Futures works across Cumbria, directly benefiting existing woodlands, encouraging future woodlands and supporting landowners and professionals in the sector.

The project will run for three years until March 2025.

The woodland Futures project has been awarded a grant from the £6 million Trees Call to Action Fund, led by Defra, the Forestry Commission and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Trees Call to Action Fund supports projects which protect trees and woodlands, boost forestry skills and jobs, develop woodland creation partnerships, and engage communities with nature. The fund will distribute grants between £250,000-500,000 to be spent over three years, funding 12 projects across England.

This project is also supported by the Woodland Trust.

Create Employment

The project has created two full time jobs

Manage Woodland

The project encourages woodland management through training and advice

Create Woodland

The project encourages woodland creation through training and advice

Meet Graham

Ancient trees, orchards and skateboards... Read an interview with the Forester working on our Woodland Futures project.

How do we combine farming and forestry?

This video, produced by Hometree, features a panel discussion about all things farming and trees.

It's wonderful to be partnering with the Lake District Foundation again, this time to deliver the Woodland Futures project. This project will deliver activities which have been at the heart of Cumbria Woodlands for such a long time: engaging with landowners across Cumbria and providing advice and training to inspire both woodland creation and management
Anne-Marie Frankland, Deputy Director
This is a hugely exciting project! Cumbria Woodlands has been encouraging, supporting and advising landowners for over 30 years. Woodland Futures allows us to continue to do this vital work while engaging new audiences and helping to secure the future of woodlands in Cumbria.
Neville Elstone (Director)

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