NHS Forest News- Issue #14

Welcome to the fourteenth 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

Sponor a tree this Christmas to be planted in the NHS Forest!


Looking to buy a sustainable gift that will last many years whilst supporting a worthwhile cause? Then why not sponsor a tree to be planted in the NHS Forest. For just £10 you can sponsor a native tree and select from our list of sites where you would like your tree to be planted. For more information please use the following link: www.nhsforest.org/sponsor


Broomfield Hospital wins a Green Apple Award


Broomfield hospital has won a green apple award for their innovative work at their Puddings Wood NHS Forest site. The hospital has planted over 500 trees for the NHS Forest and have worked with a range of volunteers from school children to council workers to volunteer teenagers to plant the trees, maintain the site and create art sculputers. http://www.nhsforest.org/broomfield-hospital-woodlands  

Our largest NHS Forest site planted 200 more trees

Staff from NHS Trusts across Kent and Medway donned wellies and planted 200 trees at the largest NHS Forest site in the UK. Family, friends and dogs accompanied the staff for the planting day at the new area of woodland at West Farleigh in Maidstone. For more information please see the site page www.nhsforest.org/nhs-kent-and-medway-maidstone-kent


Upcoming events:

- NHS Sustainability Day of Action 28th March 2012. 

-NHS Sustainability Conference, 14th February 2013, the Brewery Conference Centre, we have free tickets so do let us know if you would like one.

-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 17,028, 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.