Community Forest Trust

The Community Forest Trust is the national champion for community forests in England.

We are passionate about the power of trees to transform places and strengthen and enhance communities.

The Community Forest Trust (CFT) aims to secure more investment for community forestry, ensuring a green future for all.

Currently CFT is directly supporting The Mersey Forest in North Cheshire and Merseyside, City of Trees in Greater Manchester, White Rose Forest in the Leeds City Region and Heywoods in Kingston upon Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.

CFT also supports England’s Community Forests.


Our mission is to champion and support the work of community forestry organisations across England and communicate the wide range of benefits that trees and woods deliver.


Our vision is for a strong, resilient network of community forestry organisations across England that enhance the environment for both people and wildlife.


Directory sectors: conservation & wildlife