Learn green skills

Learn how to plant a tree, create a wildlife pond and more with our free guides and resources to help you support our much-loved flora and fauna and improve the local environment.
'How to' guides

Click on the front covers below for our PDF guides which can be read on-screen, downloaded to your computer or printed off.


How to plant and care for trees How to plant and maintain hedgerows How to create a wildlife pond Pond management Creating wildlife hibernation and nesting sites


The guides are also available as printed booklets, free to members of the public and community groups in Merseyside and North Cheshire. To request copies of one or more of the guides, please contact The Mersey Forest Team.

Friends of the woodland groups

Want to use your new skills as part of a local volunteer group? The Mersey Forest works with 10 Friends of the woodland community groups in Merseyside and North Cheshire. Why not visit our community groups page to see what's happening near you and find out how to get involved.



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