Scheme to increase number of woodlands

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Communities across Nottinghamshire are being offered funding from a £170,000 pot to manage and own their local woods.

The new pilot launched by the Woodland Trust is an attempt to increase the tiny level of woodland currently in community ownership, building on the work of existing organisations in the region. The trust, supported by Nationwide, has a target of working with 50 communities before the end of the pilot to either establish groups or enable them to take ownership of woodland.

The pilot is being launched as the Woodland Trust and over 40 other organisations look to create a new grass-roots movement for woods and trees in the form of The Charter for Trees, Woods and People. For more information visit www.communitywoodland.org