A feature connecting many of these woodland dwellers is that they are threatened or endangered species. At Forest Holidays we work with the Forestry Commission and conservation organisations to protect and create forest habitats. National Tree Week and other similar activities are opportunities for us all to become house builders for our precious woodland wildlife.
National Tree Week – 26th November to 4th December 2016
• National Tree Week, organised by The Tree Council, marks the start of the tree planting season
• This year, National Tree Week is celebrating its 40th anniversary
• It grew out of the response to the devastating effects of Dutch Elm disease, starting with (and some of us still remember this) “Plant a Tree in ’73”
• There are 100s of free events across the country where communities can come together to develop the “treescapes” around them
• Over 1m trees will be planted this week by 250,000 people. This has many benefits, but we like to think of it above all as a national house-building programme for wildlife.