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The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands.

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment.

Forestry is a devolved matter. The Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has responsibility for forestry in England as well as certain activities such as international affairs and plant health which remain reserved by Westminster. Scottish Ministers have responsibility for forestry in Scotland. Forestry Commission England and Forestry Commission Scotland report directly to their appropriate Minister, advising on policy and its implementation.

We work with two agencies:

Forest Enterprise - who manage the Public Forest Estate

National Office
Forestry Commission
620 Bristol Business Park
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1EJ

Tel: 0300 067 4000

Forest Research - Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree related research

Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 4LH

Tel: 0300 067 5600

Fax: 01420 23653

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