Future Forests

Earth Trust is championing a new sustainable model for our trees and forests – integrated management which balances their value for amenity and for wildlife, as well as for economic, sustainable timber production.

Earth Trust is home to the most diverse collection of living trees in the UK which is a unique genetic resource for resilience, productivity and plant health. We have a number of tree collections: Paradise Wood, Broad Arboretum and Neptune Wood. These assets provide forestry research and social science opportunities using the gene bank and the ecosystems of these collections. We are a laboratory for productivity, biodiversity and community engagement, and therefore, research undertaken at the Trust can be transformative in its application to policy questions and challenges.