The NHS Forest in Cornwall has been shortlisted for an HSJ award, the application included the existing work and the vision for the region as a whole. The NHS Forest at Falmouth Community Hospital involved the creation of greenspace for staff, patients and the local community to enjoy for rest and relaxation. Penryn school children also use this space as a green classroom. The vision for the region is to involve schools in St Austell, Falmouth and Truro in creating greenspace in their local hopsitals and linking this, through green corridors to other areas of greenspace in each area.
We are delighted to announce that the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham has just been chosen as a winner in the International Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice for their NHS Forest project. For more detail about their NHS Forest site please use our Map- tree locator.
The Department of Health have just produced their physical activity guidelines. Our NHS Forest sites provide increased access to greenspace for gentle exercise for staff, patients and the local community helping more people to be active on a regular basis. http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/Publicati...
The NHS Forest has joined Twitter! Follow us @NHSforest.
National gardener and broadcaster Mr Alan Titchmarsh took part of the ‘greening’ of a historic street, digging in the last of 48 trees that have been planted around the site of the recently rebuilt Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Fitzrovia’s Bolsover Street.
The trees were planted as part of the NHS Forest project, an exciting national programme which aims to improve the health of staff, patients and communities through increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land. The target is to plant one tree per NHS employee, over 1.3 million trees!
The new public health white paper Healthy lives, healthy people: our strategy for public health in England was published by the Department of Health on 30th November 2010.
A £4.2m scheme to plant one million trees over the next four years has been unveiled by the government.
It will see trees planted in urban areas of England that need them most, in the first government tree-planting campaign since the 1970s.
It aims to reverse declines in the rates in the number of trees being planted in towns and cities.
It will be led by Defra, alongside the Forestry Commission and organisations such as the Woodland Trust.
Trees for Cities and the Tree Council will also be involved in the Big Tree Plant scheme.
The NHS Forest will work with partners to plant 65,000 trees as part of the new national tree-planting campaign.
The Coalition Government have announced a new national tree-planting campaign 'The Big Tree Plant'. The campaign commences today on December 2nd and has been launched as part of the Tree Council's National Tree Week (27 Nov - 5th Dec).
A primary school in north London has recently unveiled a new playground with a difference - parts of it you can eat.
The Rotherfield primary school in Islington has transformed part of their outdoor space into an inviting fruit and vegetable 'edible playground'.
School children enjoying their new playground
- Thu, 2010-09-23 (All day) to Sat, 2010-10-23 (All day)
The Tree Council's Seed Gathering Season -launched on Wednesday 23rd September and going through until 23rd October -is already in full swing, with coordinated events and informal activities taking place all over the country. Events run by the Tree Council's member organisations, it's volunteer Tree Wardens and other supporters, are currently taking place throughout the country (see www.treecouncil.co.uk for details)