British Woodlands Survey 2017

Thank you to the 1,630 stakeholders who took part, representing one-fifth of all woodland area in Britain.


We adopted a novel '360-degree' research method for British Woodlands Survey 2017, whereby stakeholders were engaged in designing the survey, providing data, and reviewing outcomes. As a result, we can be confident that the results from BWS2017 are not only interesting and revealing, but highly attuned to the perceptions and therefore the current needs of the sector.

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Infographic showing the main results of BWS2017 (click image to download)

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BWS2017 is led by researchers from Forest Research, Sylva Foundation, University of Oxford and Woodland Trust. Funding is provided by Scottish Forestry Trust, Forestry Commission Scotland, and Woodland Trust.