Due to Covid-19, we have reduced personnel at the offices of the Sylva Foundation and our premises at the Sylva Wood Centre. Emails and phone messages are being checked but please allow a little longer than usual to receive a response.
Please do not arrange a formal visit without first checking with us. Members of the public are free to enjoy our network of permitted paths through the Future Forest as usual.
Helping trees and people grow together
about Sylva Foundation
Sylva Foundation is an environmental charity registered in England and Wales (No.1128516) and in Scotland (No.SC041892).
We aim to help Britain's trees and woodlands thrive for people and for nature and believe that a dynamic relationship between people and the natural environment is critically important for a sustainable future. We do this by demonstrating how woodlands are relevant to modern society as well as helping ensure they are resilient to environmental change.
We were founded in 2009 in Oxfordshire by Chartered Foresters passionate about the environment and the role of woodland in society, and we now work across the UK. We work to influence, educate and support people who work with trees and who care for them now and in the future. For example:
We believe we're unusual in the way we work – often blending science and art to challenge perceptions and change behaviours, and we are well-respected for working collaboratively with more than forty other organisations in the sector.
We organise our work according to four programmes that relate directly to our charitable objects and which ensure the delivery of public benefits, namely: Science (1), Education (2), Forestry (3) and Wood (4).
Our charitable objects are to promote the conservation of the environment for the public benefit consistent with sustainable development principles by: