Forestry Commission: 0300 067 4000

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.

 

 

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

 

Countryside Stewardship

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 ruralpayments@defra.org.uk

 

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

Office Telephone Number
Aberystwth 01970 890500
Acharacle 01967 402167
Aylesbury 01296 625825
Bourne 01778 422649
Brecon 01874 676444
Coleford 01594 810 893
Corby 01780 444920
Glenmore Forest Park 01479 861220
Glentress Peel Visitor Centre 0300 067 6900
Hope Valley 01433 650072
Inverness 01463 232045
Kidderminster 01299 266302
Kirkhill Forest 0300 067 6200
The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre 0300 067 6615
Ludlow 01584 877554
Mansfield 01623 625825
Merthyr Tydfil 01685 722481
New Forest, the 02380 283141
Northwhich 01606 882417
Rugeley 0300 067 4340
Stirling 01877 382258
Worcester 01905 532200