A Northern Forest in and around the cities of Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull.

It’s set to become a reality. And you can be part of it.

The community forests in the north – The Mersey Forest, City of Trees, White Rose Forest, and HEYwoods – are working with the Woodland Trust to bring the Northern Forest to life.

But why do we need this Northern Forest? An area home to 13 million people, it only has 7.6% woodland cover – much lower than the England average. Our plan for an additional 50 million trees will transform this landscape and create a real asset for the communities that live nearby.

By planting trees across the north, the Northern Forest can:

  • reduce the risk of flooding
  • store thousands of tonnes of carbon
  • make people across the north happier and healthier
  • create thousands of new jobs

We want to see habitats thrive, planting rates soar, a woodland culture flourish and our ancient woodlands better protected. When the Northern Forest delivers its full potential, future generations will have somewhere beautiful and resilient in which to live, work, explore, learn and play.