Save the forests – the response so far

It was an important day in parliament yesterday, with David Cameron tabling an amendment to the Future of the Public Forest Estate in England motion which was voted on and passed. See the Save Our Woods website for a useful run down of the day.

It was also announced that the Forestry Commission were cutting 450 jobs across England and Scotland, with 100 jobs going from it’s headquarters in Edinburgh and 350 staff set to be axed across England.

It was also interesting that David Cameron said: “But is it the case that there are organisations like the Woodland Trust, like the National Trust that could do a better job than the Forestry Commission? I believe yes there are.”

At Outdoor Nation and the National Trust we’ve been flooded with responses from you. With messages of support and ideas on what the NT can do.

So far we’ve received:

  • 250 emails
  • Hundreds of Tweets
  • Hundreds of Facebook comments
  • Dozens of comments here and letters into our offices

We are in the process of digesting your ideas and coming up with an official response to the launch of the consultation. All your thoughts will be read and we are discussing some of your ideas at the moment.

We still want you to tell us what you think

There are lots of ways to get in touch and tell us how you’d like us to get involved:

Leave a comment on the National Trust  Facebook page.

Tweet your thoughts. Just mark your tweets with the hashtag #ntforests

You can also email your thoughts

Or write to the National Trust Director-General:
Fiona Reynolds, National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon,

Or why not post a comment here on the Outdoor Nation blog!