Today a national survey has been launched to ask the views of woodland owners and managers about the challenges and opportunities facing British Woodlands.
The survey builds on work that has been carried out by Cambridge University’s Department of Land Economy on five occasions over the last 50 years.
Who should take the Survey?
We are interested in the views of a wide range of people who are responsible for the stewardship and upkeep of woodlands owned by councils, charities, companies, communities and private individuals.
We would be grateful if you could notify any woodland owners or managers about the survey.
The survey should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. All data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. Results will be presented in an amalgamated version only.
The results will provide a wealth of information that will help inform policy and decision makers of how we can best support the woodland and forestry community.
People who take the survey will be invited to a woodland conference at Oxford University to be held in December 2012 at which the results of the survey will be discussed.
We would like to thank the following organisations for funding, participating in the advisory group and supporting survey:
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, Natural England and the Institute for Chartered Foresters.
We would like to thank the following partners for participating in the advisory group and promoting the survey:
Royal Forestry Society, Country Land Owners Association, Oxfordshire Woodland Project, ConFor and PEFC.
Thank you for your support
If you have any queries, please contact the Project Co-ordinator of British Woodlands 2012, Dr Gill Petrokofsky: