Accelerating Woodland Creation & Management

Taking place online 26th and 27th May 2021

We are open for registration! Go to our event webpages here

With the COP26 international climate summit taking place later this year, a new England Tree Strategy and a new National Forest for Wales, this online event offers a timely opportunity to come together to chart the course towards meeting these stretching aims.

This online interactive conference is designed for landowners and managers, foresters, land agents, rural advisors, sustainability leaders, policy advisers, regulators, researchers and woodland specialists across all sectors, to tackle the unique challenges of how to significantly increase woodland creation and management in England and Wales.

Building on the success of the inaugural 2020 Conference, delegates will gain invaluable insight into:

  • The business case for landowners and managers to become involved in woodland creation and management: grants, revenue and opportunity costs.
  • Innovations in tree planting programmes.
  • Opportunities in agroforestry and urban tree planting.
  • Actions that will grow capability for woodland creation and management: nursery stock, biosecurity, skills and infrastructure.

View our programme here.

 The conference will include an exhibition zone where you can meet sponsors and partners, and online networking so you meet fellow delegates.

We are delighted to welcome Strutt & Parker and John Clegg & Co as our headline sponsors; The Forest Canopy Foundation, Forest Carbon and Lockhart Garratt as sponsors, and Grown in Britain as our lead partner to deliver this event.


This is an event for those whose work is focused on woodland and forestry, as well as those who aren't directly involved. Our 2020 conference (which moved online due to Covid-19) involved nearly 200 delegates, including land owners and managers in the public, private and third sectors, policy advisors, regulators, research providers and local authorities.


We are delighted to welcome Strutt & Parker and John Clegg & Co as our headline sponsors.

Forest Canopy Foundation, Forest Carbon and Lockhart Garratt are our other sponsors.

Lead partner

We are pleased to be working with Grown in Britain in the design and delivery of this event.


Our programme is currently in development, including a range of presentations, panel discussions and interviews. The opening session will be at 1 pm on 26th May, with the conference closing at 5 pm on 27th May. We welcome proposals for programme content. In designing the event, we are drawing on expertise in the public, private, third and academic sectors.  We seek to highlight the positive examples that chart a course towards fulfillment of the ambitions for planting, as well as showing how to harness the role of trees and wood in society over the long-term.

2020 event

See the programme for the inaugural event, held online in March 2020. The event was addressed by HM Government Minister Lord Goldsmith and Forestry Commission Chairman Sir William Worsley. Strutt & Parker and Grown in Britain were the Lead Partners. Forest Carbon and J & A Growers were our Conference Partners.

If you missed the inaugural Accelerating Woodland Creation Conference on 25th March 2020, remember that you can purchase access to the recorded videos and presentations from the day. Click here