NHS Forest News- Issue #7

Welcome to the seventh edition of the NHS Forest newsletter for an update on news, events and resources to help you with planting the NHS Forest: growing forests for health. To find out more visit www.nhsforest.org

Tree Sponsorship Scheme is launched at London's Low Carbon Reduction Network


The NHS Forest launched its national Tree Sponsorship Scheme with its delivery partners OxTreeGen on the 24th January, at the London Carbon Reduction Network meeting. It is now possible for anyone in the UK to sponsor a tree in their local NHS Forest sites. To sponsor your tree visit www.nhsforest.oxtreegen.com


NHS Forest has a Linkedin Group

The NHS Forest has a Linkedin group, please do join us and feel free to add any news stories, comments or discuss any NHS Forest queries on the site. www.linkedin.com We have current discussions regarding tree and health research and welcolme your questions on planting the NHS Forest or links to useful resources you have found.

 NHS Forest Valentines Gift

Want a gift that lasts longer than a box of Chocolates? To show someone how much they mean to you, give them a lasting present which will carry on growing for 50-100 years providing shade in the summer, fresh air and attract birds and other wildlife. Then sponsor a tree for just £10 and support the NHS Forest.  www.nhsforest.org/sponsor


Upcoming events:

-NHS Sustainability Day of Action, 28th March, do get involved and plant some trees on the day or sponsor a tree for every environmental pledge made. Pledge your support by emailing: Sustainabilityday2012@uclh.nhs.uk

-We have free tickets to give away to the to attend the Third Annual NHS Sustainable Development Conference and Exhibition to be held at the Brewery Conference Centre on the 14th February 2012. www.nhssd.co.uk

-The Thames Valley Health Innovation nd Education Centre in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is organising a one day conference on 24th February 2012, "90% less; why greener healthcare is leaner healthcare". To reserve your place email marcia.bennett@ridgeway.nhs.uk

-If you are holding any tree-planting events or launching a new NHS Forest site then contact us


Forest News - how many trees have you planted so far?

The current tree count is 7148, but there are even more trees in the ground that still need to be registered, so please update your tree counter to help us reach our target of 1.3 million trees. Do share any seasonal activites you may be up to at your NHS Forest.