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North West Forest Forum

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The event will look at Woodland Management and the pilot work that Cheshire West and Chester is delivering, looking at whole estate level management. The Forum will also look at future funding and support for forestry and the research underay in Liverpool for the Urban GreenUP project. booking available here  –

The North West Forest Forum provides an opportunity for all parts of the forestry sector in the north west to network, share ideas and also hear from guest speakers about current issues and opportunities.

To be held at Risley Moss, Warrington



10:00 – 10:30


Registration and refreshments

10:30 – 10:35


Welcome to the Forum



Iain Taylor, Chair


10:35 – 11:10


Woodland Management Pilot – Cheshire West and Chester

CW&C have let a 10-year contract for management of nearly 400ha of previously undermanaged woodland – can the approach and template be used more widely?  

Paul Nolan, The Mersey Forest


11:10 – 11:30



Northern Forest update

What progress has been made on the Northern Forest  

Nick Selwood, Woodland Trust

11:30 – 12:00 Future Funding for Forestry – Opportunities to shape future support. Work is underway to look at how forestry may be supported in the future – where is work up to and how can you get involved? Keith Jones, Forestry Commission
12:00 -12:30 Urban GreenUP Role of Urban Trees in tackiing climate change in Liverpool TBC

12:30 – 13.00


Discussion followed by lunch  


Light lunch provided

 The role, scope and future of the Forum



February 28
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Mersey Forest
01925 816217


Risley Moss Nature Reserve
WA3 6QS Birchwood United Kingdom + Google Map