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Transparency data: Register of Interests   Forestry Commissioners

Transparency data: Register of Interests Forestry Commissioners

Find out about additional roles undertaken by Forestry Commissioners in the Register of Interests.

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Form: Apply for a professional operator’s credit account

Form: Apply for a professional operator’s credit account

If you're a professional operator then you can apply to open a credit account with the Forestry Commission using this form.

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Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Find information and support on woodland creation in England, including funding to create woodland, legal requirements and best practice for sustainability.

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Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Fund

Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Fund

Find out what’s involved and how to apply for funding to support woodland creation and increase carbon storage.

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Form: Woodland Carbon Fund application form

Form: Woodland Carbon Fund application form

Use this form to apply for capital funding of woodland planting and protection measures, followed by a payment for establishment.

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Form: Claim a facilitation fund grant and record progress: Countryside Stewardship

Form: Claim a facilitation fund grant and record progress: Countryside Stewardship

Use this form to claim a payment and record progress under a facilitation fund agreement.

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Transparency data: Annual Equality Monitoring Report: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020

Transparency data: Annual Equality Monitoring Report: 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020

This report outlines what the Forestry Commission is doing to increase the diversity of its workforce and connect everyone with the nation’s forests.

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Detailed guide: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a claim form.

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Detailed guide: HS2 Woodland Fund

Detailed guide: HS2 Woodland Fund

Find out about funding to create native woodland or restore plantations on ancient woodland sites near to the HS2 route.

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Correspondence: eAlert 23 March 2021   more on Nature for Climate Fund

Correspondence: eAlert 23 March 2021 more on Nature for Climate Fund

Find the latest Nature for Climate Fund announcements and get involved with the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

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Detailed guide: Apply online for a felling licence

Detailed guide: Apply online for a felling licence

Use this guide to apply for a licence to fell growing trees using our Felling Licence Online service

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Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Find information and support on woodland creation in England, including funding to create woodland, legal requirements and best practice for sustainability.

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Press release: Defra announces funding boost and new partnership with Forest for Cornwall

Press release: Defra announces funding boost and new partnership with Forest for Cornwall

Funding boost and new woodland creation partnership formed between Defra and Forest for Cornwall.

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Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Use the RLE1 form - electronically or on paper - to make changes to your digital maps, register new land and transfer entitlements by sub-lease or inheritance.

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Detailed guide: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a claim form.

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Form: Invoke the force majeure clause in your legacy scheme

Form: Invoke the force majeure clause in your legacy scheme

Use this form to notify the Forestry Commission of your intention to invoke the force majeure clause in your legacy scheme (English Woodland Grant Scheme or Farm Woodland Premium Scheme).

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Correspondence: eAlert 12 March 2021   New tree fund for local communities

Correspondence: eAlert 12 March 2021 New tree fund for local communities

Hear more about the Nature for Climate Fund, get useful information to help with your Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier application. Find out when Felling Licence is unavailable.

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Correspondence: eAlert 12 March 2021 New tree fund for local communities

Correspondence: eAlert 12 March 2021   New tree fund for local communities

Hear more about the Nature for Climate Fund, get useful information to help with your Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier application. Find out when Felling Licence is unavailable.

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Detailed guide: Local Authority Treescapes Fund

Detailed guide: Local Authority Treescapes Fund

Find out about the Local Authority Treescapes Fund and how to apply for funding to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities in England.

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Press release: New tree fund for local communities announced

Press release: New tree fund for local communities announced

£2.7 million available for local authorities to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in locations outside woodlands.

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Detailed guide: Local Authority Treescapes Fund

Detailed guide: Local Authority Treescapes Fund

Find out about the Local Authority Treescapes Fund and how to apply for funding to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities in England.

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Detailed guide: Apply online for a felling licence

Detailed guide: Apply online for a felling licence

Use this guide to apply for a licence to fell growing trees using our Felling Licence Online service

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Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual for 1 January 2021 agreements: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual for 1 January 2021 agreements: Countryside Stewardship

Scheme rules for holders of agreements that started on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Higher Tier manual for 1 January 2021 agreements: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Higher Tier manual for 1 January 2021 agreements: Countryside Stewardship

Scheme rules for holders of agreements that started on 1 January 2021

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Detailed guide: Tree felling: overview

Detailed guide: Tree felling: overview

To help protect Britain's trees and woodland, a felling licence from the Forestry Commission is required to fell most trees.

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Detailed guide: Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Offers to help farmers and land managers protect wildlife and preserve the natural environment: find out about funding and their benefits.

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Detailed guide: Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Capital grant for farmers and land managers to produce a woodland management plan: find out about eligibility, the rules for the scheme and how to apply.

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Detailed guide: Higher Tier: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Higher Tier: Countryside Stewardship

Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Higher Tier agreement starting on 1 January 2022

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Detailed guide: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Read the manual and guidance to help you apply for a Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) and Wildlife Offers agreement starting on 1 January 2022

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Detailed guide: Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Wildlife Offers: Countryside Stewardship

Offers to help farmers and land managers protect wildlife and preserve the natural environment: find out about funding and their benefits.

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Guidance: Guidance on woodland grant schemes and BPS: operations note 42

Guidance: Guidance on woodland grant schemes and BPS: operations note 42

Supplementary guidance answering typical queries from applicants and agreement holders regarding the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in relation to woodland schemes.

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Guidance: Plant health news

Guidance: Plant health news

Sign up to the plant health newsletter – to receive up-to-date forestry trade news.

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Detailed guide: Woodland creation and maintenance grant: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Woodland creation and maintenance grant: Countryside Stewardship

A grant made up of a capital element under which you can apply for support to create a woodland, followed by a maintenance element to maintain it: find out about payment rates and the rules for the scheme.

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Detailed guide: Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Woodland management plan grant: Countryside Stewardship

Capital grant for farmers and land managers to produce a woodland management plan: find out about eligibility, the rules for the scheme and how to apply.

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Detailed guide: Woodland tree health grant: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Woodland tree health grant: Countryside Stewardship

Capital grant for farmers and land managers to restock or improve woodland after tree health problems: find out about eligibility, the rules of the scheme and how to apply.

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Guidance: Guidance on cultivation and UKFS compliance for application in England: operations note 53

Guidance: Guidance on cultivation and UKFS compliance for application in England: operations note 53

Guidance to help ensure cultivation for afforestation meets the minumum requirements of UKFS and ensures storage, sequestration and capture of CO2 is adequately addressed.

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Guidance: Guidance on cultivation and UKFS compliance for application in England: operations note 53

Guidance: Guidance on cultivation and UKFS compliance for application in England: operations note 53

Guidance to help ensure cultivation for afforestation meets the minumum requirements of UKFS and ensures storage, sequestration and capture of CO2 is adequately addressed.

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Guidance: Forest reproductive material news

Guidance: Forest reproductive material news

Sign up to the forest reproductive material (FRM) newsletter – for trade news, including information about any legislation or regulatory changes.

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Official Statistics: Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators: Headline Performance Update at 31 December 2020

Official Statistics: Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators: Headline Performance Update at 31 December 2020

Quarterly report on the Forestry Commission's 6 headline key performance indicators (KPIs), including both Forest Services and Forestry England.

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Detailed guide: Higher Tier manual: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Higher Tier manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Higher Tier agreements starting on 1 January 2022

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Detailed guide: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Detailed guide: Mid Tier and Wildlife Offers manual: Countryside Stewardship

Manual for all Mid Tier multi-year (including Water Capital item) agreements and Wildlife Offers agreements starting on 1 January 2022

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Correspondence: eAlert: 9 February 2021 Updated Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant

Correspondence: eAlert: 9 February 2021   Updated Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant

Read about the updated Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant, find out why Felling Licences are changing and a reminder about volumes in your thinning licence.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 1 February 2021 Changes to Countryside Stewardship dates

Correspondence: eAlert: 1 February 2021   Changes to Countryside Stewardship dates

Find out about changes to important Countryside Stewardship dates, the updated CS Woodland Creation and Maintenance grant and find a link to our customer survey.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 14 December 2020 Priority open habitats

Correspondence: eAlert: 14 December 2020   Priority open habitats

Read about priority open habitats, the launch of the UK Land Carbon Registry and auction results from the third Woodland Carbon Guarantee.

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Promotional material: Woodland grants and incentives overview table

Promotional material: Woodland grants and incentives overview table

A brief overview of the grants and other incentives available for woodland creation, maintenance, management and tree health. Helping you decide which you might need to look at in more detail.

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