It's 21 years since the first seeds were sown of a new movement to increase tree cover in key areas across the country.
England's Community Forests are a now a major national asset. Over half of England's population lives within easy reach of a Community Forest. Our maturing woodlands are becoming magnets for recreation, boosting local economies and setting the scene for future growth and prosperity.
We've taken stock of our achievements and looked ahead at what needs to happen next to build on our success. We've created a short 'manifesto' that outlines the role we can play in the years ahead to address important challenges faced by our economy, our environment and our communities.