Accelerating tree planting & woodland creation in England

Taking place at 5 Aldermanbury Square, London EC2V 7BP on 25th March 2020 (Conference Facility of BNP Paribas Real Estate) 9 am to 5 pm.

Registration for the Conference is now open!

Driven by climate change mitigation concerns, government throughout the UK is seeking a significant acceleration in tree planting rates and an increase in woodland cover. The private sector and the third sector have also set out ambitious woodland creation goals, involving planting rates many times greater than those achieved in recent decades. This is a particular challenge in England, where rates of planting have changed little in recent years.

When woodlands are well designed and managed, they have the potential to yield significant social and economic benefits for generations to come. Climate adaptation requirements are one part of this. Opportunities for businesses and local communities may result.

Be part of this timely conference to discover ways in which bold ambitions and targets for tree planting and increased woodland cover can be met in England.

The conference will examine:

  • The developing business case for land owners and managers to become involved in woodland creation and management: grants, revenue and opportunity costs.
  • Actions that will grow national capability for woodland creation and management: nursery stock, biosecurity, skills and infrastructure.


We have already received wide interest in the event from:

Members of the forest industries · land owners and managers in the public, private and third sectors · policy advisors · regulators · research providers


Our provisional programme is now available. It includes an exciting mix of expert presentations and panel discussion to cover:

  • Finance and the business case for woodland creation
  • Woodland in and around urban centres
  • National capability for woodland creation and management

How to secure your place

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Lead Partners

We are pleased to welcome Strutt & Parker and Grown in Britain as Lead Partners for the event. 


Sponsorship Offer

Please see our summary of sponsorship opportunities.