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Forestry Commission's Area Office, Operational Delivery Team and Plant Health Forestry Team contact details.


Who should I contact?

Contact Forestry England

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Contact Forest Research

To talk to us about the Forestry Commission’s scientific services in support of sustainable forestry. Contact Forest Research

Contact an Area Office, Operational Delivery Team or Woodland Creation Team

To find out about our grants, tree felling licences, regulations and managing private woods and forests, contact an Area Office or Operational Delivery Team. For initial questions about woodland creation please contact a Woodland Creation Officer.

Contact Plant Health Forestry

Our Plant Health Forestry team supports the protection of England’s forests, woods and trees by helping to prevent pests and diseases from arriving on our shores through trade, finding them early if they do arrive and responding appropriately to help to limit their potential harmful effects.

Operational Delivery Team

The Operational Delivery Team delivers services to Forestry Commission customers for Grants and Regulations. We have 3 hubs that cover England.

Bucks Horn Oak - this Hub generally covers the East of the country.

Bullers Hill - this Hub generally covers the West of the country, and Dedications across the whole country.

Bristol this Hub covers all of England dealing with all new grants.

Bucks Horn Oak Hub

Bucks Horn Oak
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 4LS

Telephone: 0300 067 4420

adminhub.buckshornoak@forestrycommission.gov.uk

The Bucks Horn Oak Hub manages the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS), Countryside Stewardship Woodland Capital Grant 2015 claim applications and Regulations in the following areas:

  • South East and London
  • East and East Midlands
  • Yorkshire and North East

It also manages the Farm Woodland Scheme (FWS) and Farm Woodland Premium Scheme (FWPS) in the following areas:

  • South East and London
  • East and East Midlands
  • North East

Bullers Hill Hub

Bullers Hill
Kennford
Exeter
EX6 7XR

Telephone: 0300 067 4960

adminhub.bullershill@forestrycommission.gov.uk

The Bullers Hill Hub manages the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS), Countryside Stewardship Woodland Capital Grant 2015 claim applications and Regulations in the following areas:

  • South West
  • North West and West Midlands

It also manages the Farm Woodland Scheme (FWS) and Farm Woodland Premium Scheme (FWPS) in the following areas:

  • South West
  • North West and West Midlands
  • York and North East

Bristol Hub

Forestry Commission
620 Bristol Business Park
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1EJ

Telephone: 0300 067 4177

The Bristol Hub manages the following grants for all areas covering England:

England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO)

Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF)

Woodland Carbon Guarantee (WCaG)

Tree Health Pilot (THP)

Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF)

Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG)

Woodland Carbon Fund (WCF) (legacy only, closed to new applicants)

HS2 Woodland Fund (HS2WF)

Area Offices

Your local Woodland Officer can assist you with expert advice about managing your woodland, the range of support available and the regulatory processes involved. If you know which area your woodland is in you can find your Woodland Officer and the area office that covers your woodland using our Area and Woodland Officer boundaries map (PDF, 3.42 MB, 1 page). Please contact them on the area office email addresses found below. To help our Woodland Officers assist you please include the location (postcode or grid reference) and size of your woodland or the nature of your enquiry in your email.

Yorkshire and North East

North West and West Midlands

East and East Midlands

South East and London

South West

Yorkshire and North East Area

Forestry Commission
Foss House, Kings Pool
1-2 Peasholme Green
York
YO1 7PX

Telephone: 0300 067 4900

yne@forestrycommission.gov.uk

North West and West Midlands Area

Ghyll Mount
Gillan Way
Penrith 40 Business Park
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11 9BP

Telephone: 0300 067 4029

nwwm@forestrycommission.gov.uk

East and East Midlands Area

Forestry Commission
Santon Downham
Brandon
Suffolk
IP27 0TJ

Telephone: 0300 067 4574

eandem@forestrycommission.gov.uk

South East and London

Bucks Horn Oak
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 4LS

Telephone: 0300 067 4420

southeast.fce@forestrycommission.gov.uk

South West

Bullers Hill
Kennford
Exeter
EX6 7XR

Telephone: 0300 067 4960

southwest.fce@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Local Woodland Creation teams

Contact your local Woodland Creation team for help with initial questions about woodland creation and the right grant for you to develop your woodland plans. To help direct your enquiry to a member of the team that covers your area and include any specialist advice required please include as much detail as possible in your email, including:

  • the location (postcode or grid reference)
  • the size of the proposed woodland creation area and your whole land holding size
  • your reason for woodland creation

Yorkshire and North East

YNEwoodlandcreation@forestrycommission.gov.uk

North West and West Midlands

NWWMwoodlandcreation@forestrycommission.gov.uk

East and East Midlands

EEMwoodlandcreation@forestrycommission.gov.uk

South East and London

SELwoodlandcreation@forestrycommission.gov.uk

South West

SWwoodlandcreation@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Plant Health Forestry

The Plant Health Forestry team supports the protection of forests, woods and trees by helping to prevent pests and diseases from arriving on our shores through trade, finding them early if they do arrive and responding appropriately to help to limit their potential harmful effects. We carry out a range of activities including inspecting regulated wood, wood products and bark material entering, leaving, or moving around Great Britain, monitoring woodland health and responding to tree pest and disease outbreaks.

Find out how to identify and report suspected tree pest and disease issues. Please do not send sample material to our offices.

Import, export and movement of timber and wood

If you have a query about importing, exporting or movement of regulated wood, wood products or bark into and within Great Britain, including wood packaging material, dunnage and firewood, please email:

plant.health@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Find out about importing and exporting wood and timber products.

Plant health inspectors - points of entry

Please submit your completed Notice of Landing (NOL) form to the relevant inspector to advise the Forestry Commission of your intention to land plant health controlled material at a specific point of entry.

See the full list of designated points of entry for plant health-controlled material.

Contacts for the main points of entry:

Inverness, Peterhead, Aberdeen or Montrose - Stephen O’Kane, telephone: 01343 543165, mobile: 07748 094968, email: <stephen.o’kane@forestresearch.gov.uk>

Grangemouth, Greenock, Inverkeithing, Leith, Methil, Perth, Dundee, Rosyth, and Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports - Speedy Group Services, mobile: 07773 014517, email: saf@speedygroupservices.co.uk

Liverpool, Birkenhead, Garston, Bromborough, Tyne, Sunderland, Seaham, Hartlepool, Tees, Teesport, and Manchester Airport - John Reid, mobile: 07961 437264, fax: 0845 051 8607, email: fcphne@gmail.com

Hull, Goole, Immingham, Grimsby, New Holland, Barrowhaven, Flixborough, Gunness Wharf and Keadby - Paul Gibson, mobile: 07878 794279, email: t@vern.karoo.co.uk

North Thames (Tilbury, Mistely, Harwich, Creaksea (Baltic Wharf), Brightlingsea and Stansted Airport) - Steve Hoyle, Keith Whitlock, fax: 01394 303344, mobile: 07813 216097, email: felixstoweteam@forestrycommission.gov.uk

South Thames (Thamesport, Sheerness, Rochester, Chatham, Ridham, Dover, London Gateway, and Gatwick Airport) - Steve Hoyle, Keith Whitlock, fax: 01394 303344, mobile: 07813 216097, email: felixstoweteam@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Cardiff, Barry, Port Talbot, Swansea, Neath, Newport, Bristol (Avonmouth), Sharpness, Pembroke and Portbury - Sid Martin, mobile: 07816 215066, email: sidjmartin@googlemail.com

Teignmouth, Plymouth, Par and Newquay - Chris Marrow, telephone: 01626 833981, mobile: 07816 123450, email: cj@chrismarrow.co.uk

Southampton, Poole, Shoreham, and London Heathrow Airport - Paul Radigan, Alistair Wilson, fax: 02380 775195, mobile: 07702 363541, email: forestry@cfs-uk.co.uk

Boston, Sutton Bridge, King’s Lynn and Wisbeach - Steve Hoyle, Keith Whitlock, fax: 01394 303344, mobile: 07813 216097, email: felixstoweteam@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Felixstowe and Ipswich - Steve Hoyle, Keith Whitlock, fax: 01394 303344, mobile: 07813 216097, email: felixstoweteam@forestrycommission.gov.uk

East Midlands Airport - Plant Health Service, telephone: email: plant.health@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Northern Ireland (Belfast, Warrenpoint and Lisahally) – Plant Health Inspection Branch, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA), Room 1019, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SB; telephone: 02890 524 91870, email: planthealth@daera-ni.gov.uk

Forestry Reproductive Materials (FRM)

Our forests and woodlands need to be well-adapted to the environment to grow well. The team also regulates the supply of forestry reproductive materials (FRM) to ensure that it can be traced back to the source of seed collection. Find contact details and more information on Marketing forest reproductive material for forestry purposes.

Surveys, monitoring and biosecurity

If your query is about our surveying and monitoring of tree and woodland health in England, or for advice on good biosecurity practice, please contact:

Plant Health Forestry team
Forestry Commission
620 Bristol Business Park
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1EJ

Telephone: 0300 067 4000

Email: tree_health@forestrycommission.gov.uk

Oak Processionary Moth (OPM)

The Plant Health Forestry team also manages the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) control programme. If you have a query specifically about OPM, please contact:

Telephone: 0300 067 4442

Email: opm@forestrycommission.gov.uk