We will host a series of webinars throughout the project, covering a range of topics relating to woodland expansion and the social and ecological research elements of the research. Our past webinars are available to watch below.
Webinar 2: How to fund natural colonisation?
This webinar outlines current funding available for creating new woodland through natural colonisation, and explores the challenges and opportunities in making this successful. Representatives from the Forestry Commission, England's Community Forests (Mersey Forest) and the Northern Forest present their experiences of creating and using grant funding for natural colonisation. The webinar finishes with a panel discussion and Q&A.
Rachel Orchard, social scientist with the TreE PlaNat project, Forest Research
Louise Alexander, Incentives Development Manager - EWCO, Forestry Commission
Tim Oliver, Trees for Climate Coordinator, Mersey Forest (England's Community Forests)
Sian Atkinson, Senior Outreach Manager for Northern England, Woodland Trust
With additional contributions from:
Alec Rhodes, Head of Incentives Development and Compliance, Forestry Commission
Lauren Taylor, Woodland Advisor, Mersey Forest (England's Community Forests)
Dave Armson, Community Forester, Mersey Forest (England's Community Forests)
The webinar took place on Friday 20th October 2023.
Webinar 1: introduction to using natural colonisation to create new woodland
The webinar provides an introduction to the TreE PlaNat project and the ideas behind it, looking at the potential role of natural colonisation in expanding woodland cover in the UK. Representatives of the National Forest Company and Woodland Trust (project partners) present their experiences of creating new areas of woodland through natural colonisation, covering current knowledge and key knowledge gaps. The webinar finishes with a Q&A.
Elisa Fuentes-Montemayor, TreE PlaNat Principal Investigator; Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling
Sam Lattaway, Head of Strategy and Research, The National Forest Company
Saul Herbert, Conservation Outcomes Manager, Woodland Trust
Fran Graham, Woodland Creation Manager (Northern Forest), Woodland Trust
The webinar took place on Thursday 18th May 2023.