My research is progressing well for The Forest Guide. Thanks to a growing number of organisations who own and manage woodlands across Britain, I now have a database of some 10,000 woodlands to consider for inclusion in the book. These appear as red dots in the image below, where they overlay a map of woodland cover across Britain which I produced using the freely available National Forest Inventory using GIS.
It’s great to have this database, but I remain really keen to receive more contributions from private woodland owners. I believe what makes this project unique is its aim to celebrate the thousands of woodlands owned by individuals. What’s the history of the wood, what inspired you to become a woodland owner, what are the special features of the forest, what are your hopes and fears for its future, do you welcome visitors or support education, and more?