NHS Forest News- Issue #12

Welcome to the twelfth edition of the NHS Forest newsletter from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare 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

The NHS Forest Conference is on the 18th October in Todmorden


We are delighted to announce the NHS Forest Conference on the 18th October at the Unitarian Church, Todmorden. The day includes; the launch of the partnership between NHS Forest, Incredible Edibles and Ambulance Services, an award ceremony and the chance to view the planting at the Todmorden Health centre and throughout the town. To book a place contact the NHS Forest Coordinator.


Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust has joined the NHS Forest


Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust has just joined the NHS Forest. 24 fruit trees have been planted at the hospital with children from Smithdown Primary School, Liverpool and Princes Primary school taking part in the tree planting.




NHS Forest and Local Nature Partnerships

The NHS Forest project team is really excited about Local Nature Partnerships and I am on the board of our local one in Oxfordshire. They provide a great opportunity for NHS Forest sites to link up with other areas of greenspace in their locality to create health walks for patients and staff to use. A number of our NHS Forest sites are members of their local LNP, helping to link health and the environment sectors in practical ways;  if you are involved in your local LNP, do get in touch, let us know how its going and how we can help!


Upcoming events:

-NHS Forest Conference 18th October, Unitarian Church, Todmorden

-Clean Med Conference, 26th-28th September, it is THE European Conference for Sustainability in Healthcare. For more information: http://www.cleanmedeurope.org/

-Healing Landscapes: Trees and Society. 25 years on from the Great Storm. 20th October Canterbury Christchurch University.

-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 16,484, fantastic work 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.