The Mersey Forest Plan

Welcome to the web home of The Mersey Forest Plan, the long term and strategic guide to the work of The Mersey Forest team and partners.

We believe that by working together and getting "more from trees", we can make Merseyside and North Cheshire one of the best places in the country to live.

To make this happen, we have worked with our core partners and undertaken an extensive community consultation to revitalise The Mersey Forest Plan for the years ahead.

On this page you can download the most up-to-date version of The Mersey Forest Plan, jump straight to key policies or case studies that are of interest to you, or find out about aspirations for your area and add to these by using our interactive map.

Read the policy that is most relevant to you
Use the interactive map to see our aspirations for your area and add your comments
Find out how we carried out our community consultation
Find out how we formed our "Where" policies
Read our Delivery Plan, which accompanies The Mersey Forest Plan and sets out our shorter-term activities



Partnership working Empowering communities Advising and supporting landowners Planting and design Long term management Strategies, plans, policies, programmes and initiatives Funding Monitoring and evaluation Research, evidence and mapping Communications The economy and tourism Wildlife, biodiversity and ecosystems Climate change Flood alleviation and water management Access, recreation and sustainable travel Health and wellbeing Natural play and education Life-long learning, training, skills and jobs Culture, heritage and landscape Cheshire West and Chester Halton Knowsley Liverpool Sefton St Helens Warrington Bold Forest Park case study Sefton Coastal Woodlands case study Green Streets in Knowsley case study Wood allotments case study GRaBS case study Natural Choices case study Natural play in Euclid Park

Where and what we plant is guided by the woodland cover targets and associated policies on the map below. In all cases, the local context is considered prior to any planting. Use the interactive map to add comments and pins about where you'd like to see more trees in your area.