Forestry Commission Events

A calendar of online and face-to-face events, and details of shows and exhibitions we will be attending.

Applies to England


We attend a range of events to meet customers and give advice and guidance on planting woodland. We also hold face-to-face and online training events and webinars on specific grant schemes and areas of forestry, that we encourage people to sign up to in advance.

We update this page regularly with new events.

Upcoming events

East Anglian Game & Country Fair (Suffolk)

Date: 27 to 28 April 2024

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Date: 11 to 12 May 2024

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Essex Young Farmers Show

Date: 19 May 2024

We will be joined by Thames Chase Community Forest and Essex County Council to discuss trees and woodland creation, woodland and deer management and the benefits of woodland. Book Essex Young Farmers Show.

Groundswell (Hertfordshire)

Date: 26 to 27 June 2024

Join us at Groundswell and discover how tree planting can support and improve biodiversity, soil health, provide protection for crops and livestock as well as improving water quality and mitigating flooding.

Honley Show (West Yorkshire)

Date: 29 June 2024

We will be on hand to discuss the grants and incentives available for woodland creation and management. Book tickets for the Honley Show.

Great Yorkshire Show

Date: 9 to 12 July 2024

Join us in the Forestry Area at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show. Staff will be on hand to discuss wood creation, management, tree health and the grants and support available for farmers and landowners. Get Great Yorkshire Show tickets.

Tendring Show (Suffolk)

Date: 13 July 2024

Chat to us about woodland creation and the benefits of woodland on your farm and the grants and incentives available. Book Tendring Show.

Association of Professional Foresters (APF 2024) (Warwickshire)

Date: 19 to 21 September 2024

Come and talk to us at APF 2024 for advice and support on woodland creation, woodland management, how to reduce the threat from pests and diseases and see Forest Research demonstrating their work in their innovative mobile laboratory.

Previous recorded events

Event             Date             Details               Recording
HS2 Woodland Fund: webinar hosted by the Forestry Commission 8 November 2023 Funding information to support native woodland creation or the restoration of Plantations on Ancient Woodland sites. Watch the recording
Ash dieback and the Tree Health Pilot: webinar hosted by the Forestry Commission 23 June 2023 This webinar explains about the ash dieback grant offer within the Tree Health Pilot. Watch the recording
Societal benefits of trees, woods and forests in England: webinar hosted by the Forest Research 10 May 2023 This webinar looks at work by the Society and Environment Research Group on the societal benefits of trees, woods, and forests, primarily focusing on England. Watch the recording
Red Squirrels and forestry operations: webinar hosted by the Forestry Commission March 2023 This webinar offers advice on how to plan and carry out forest operations in woodlands to minimise the possible impacts on red squirrels. Watch the recording

You can search our YouTube channel for previous recorded events.

Published 17 November 2022
Last updated 202 MarchApril 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added the following events: National Shooting Show and Honley Show.

  2. Removed old events.

  3. Added East Lancashire trees and woodland advice drop-in.

  4. Added events: Association of Professional Foresters (APF 2024) and Groundswell.

  5. Added Tendring Show and Essex Young Farmers' Show.

  6. Added Woodland Creation Clinic and East Anglian Game & Country Fair.

  7. Past events removed.

  8. Added West Midlands Combined Authority 13 March.

  9. Added NFU Conference (NFU24) 20-22 February.

  10. Removed past events.

  11. Added event details for Rootstock Conference (14 February) and Great Yorkshire Show (9 July).

  12. Added new events for 6, 8, 13 and 15 February.

  13. Added the 'Grow your business' event for 7 February.

  14. Added 3 events: 24 January, 6 and 20 February 2024.

  15. Added 2 events: 15 January 2024 and 1 February 2024.

  16. Removed past events and added the Project WIDGET event on 24 and 30 January 2024.

  17. Added CLA roadshow events 11 - 14 December.

  18. Added a video link to the HS2 Woodland Fund webinar.

  19. Added new events in December.

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  26. Added events in August and September

  27. Added a new event

  28. Added a show

  29. Updated with two new events in July

  30. Updated to reflect events in June and July 2023

  31. Updated to reflect events in April, May and June 2023

  32. New events added for February and March 2023.

  33. First published.