Contact the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4000 for any queries you may have on woodland or forests in England or Scotland, if you live in Wales you will need to contact Natural Resources Wales.
The Forestry Commission works actively to promote conservation and biodiversity in England and Scotland, working closely with HMRC they also supervise and manage the timber production industry, helping set taxes and deciding which woodlands should be protected. They also work to ensure that a certain percentage of England and Scotland’s forested areas can be accessed by the general public for leisure activities. On top of this they also fund and carry out research which helps inform local and national government policy on the best way to protect trees and natural areas. They also have strong links with their counterparts Natural resources Wales.
Forestry Commission reporting disease or invasive species
Residents of the UK can report invasive species that are harmful to UK trees by phoning 0300 067 4442 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. For example you can report diseases such as Ash Dieback using this number. You should also phone this number to report Oak Processionary moth sightings.
Any diseases effecting UK trees can also be reported to the Forestry Commission using their Tree Alert page.
Forestry Commission Email
Email the Forestry Commission on email@example.com with any queries about forests in the UK.
National Contact Numbers
Contact numbers for the Forestry Commission can be divided into three tiers: national, regional and local. The national numbers will take you through to the national head office in England or Scotland. These numbers can be used to find general information about the forestry commission and research that they are undertaking.
National Office Numbers England
The head office of the Forestry Commission in England is in Bristol, below are some telephone numbers which may be helpful.
General Enquiries Number – 0300 067 4000
Press Office Number – 0300 067 4073
Information about forests and woodland – Stuart Burgess: 0300 067 4073 (emergency 07785 748 351), or Emily Beaumont: 0300 067 4107 (emergency 07884 061 194)
Complaints – 0300 067 4000
Report a diseased tree and urgent enquiries – 0117 906 6000
Grants are available for farmers, foresters and other landowners who do work to protect woodland areas in the UK. This is called the Country Stewardship program. You can find out if you qualify for one of these grants by phoning 0300 0200 301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forestry Commission Scotland
The Forestry Commission in Scotland is located in Edinburgh at Silvan House, you can speak to them on 0131 370 5250. Other Forestry Commission contact numbers in Scotland are as follows:
General Enquiries Number – 0131 370 5250
HR/Information/Finance – 0300 067 5000
Media Enquiries – Steve Williams: 0131 370 5065 (Media Emergency 07771 730509), Paul Munro: 0131 370 5059 (Emergency 07785 527590)
Freedom of Information Requests – 0131 370 5250
Complaints – 0300 067 6156
Regional Branches Contact Numbers
In England the Forestry Commission is divided into the following six regions: North England, Yorkshire, Central England, West England, East England and South England. Each of these areas have their own regional contact numbers.
Regional Branches England
East England, Brandon, Suffolk – 0300 067 4500
West England, Coleford, Gloucestershire – 0300 067 4800
North England, Hexham Northumberland – 0300 067 4200
South England, Lyndhurst Hampshire – 0300 067 4600
Yorkshire Pickering, North Yorkshire – 0300 067 4300
Central England, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire0300 067 4340
They also have a regional office located on the grounds of the National Arboretum in Westonbirt, you can contact these offices on: 0300 067 4890.
Regional Branches Scotland
In Scotland there are five regional offices covering the folowing areas: Highlands & Islands, Grampian, Perth & Argyll, Central Scotland, South Scotland. The contact details of each of these offices are outlined, below:
Highlands & Islands, Dingwall Ross-Shire 0300 067 6950
Grampian, Huntly – 0300 067 6210
Central Scotland, Hamilton – 0300 067 6006
Perth & Argyll, Redgorton, Perth – 0300 067 6005
South scotland, Dumfries – 0300 067 6500
Local Numbers for the Forestry Commission
|Coleford||01594 810 893|
|Glenmore Forest Park||01479 861220|
|Glentress Peel Visitor Centre||0300 067 6900|
|Hope Valley||01433 650072|
|Kirkhill Forest||0300 067 6200|
|The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre||0300 067 6615|
|Merthyr Tydfil||01685 722481|
|New Forest, the||02380 283141|
|Rugeley||0300 067 4340|