ICF Members’ Hour – The Northern Forest Project with Paul Nolan OBE MICForBook now
Join us on 23 July for the latest in our #MembersHour series with Paul Nolan OBE MICFor, Director of the Mersey Forest.
Paul will be providing an overview of the Northern Forest project – a 25-year vision to plant 50 million trees around the northern cities of Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull. This area accounts for 13 million people and a woodland cover that is lower than the England average.
Together, Woodland Trust and four Community Forests (HEYwoods, White Rose Forest, City of Trees and The Mersey Forest) have developed a long-term plan to enable an acceleration in the rate of new woodland planting; provide a greater focus on woodland management and engage local communities in reshaping their environment.
Taking place on Zoom, this presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.
This #MembersHour will take place on Thursday 23 July between 11am and 12pm. You can also join in the chat on Twitter using #MembersHour.
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- Background to Northern Forest – the lead up to the launch of the 25 Year Plan for the Environment and the Partnership between Woodland Trust and the Community Forests
- Developing the evidence base for Northern Forest
- Aspirations for the Northern Forest
- Progress to date
- What next?
Who should attend?
Forest consultants, land agents, contractors, planners and anyone involved in planning, growing, using or managing trees and woodlands.
Links to suggested pre-reading for delegates
- Northern Forest Prospectus – https://thenorthernforest.org.uk/
- Chartered Forester – ‘Northern Forest: More than just a powerhouse’, Summer 2019, pp.26-27
- Woodland Trust – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/we-plant-trees/the-northern-forest/
- Community Forest Info – https://www.communityforest-trust.org/englands-community-forests
- Mersey Forest Plan – www.merseyforest.org.uk/plan