Sylva Foundation

myForest Development Christmas Appeal

Healthy woodland improves the environment. It cleans our air, supports wildlife, creates fertile soil, helps relieve flooding and provides space for learning, employment and relaxation. Help us help Britain’s woodland by supporting our myForest development project

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1128516)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation




More than 72% of British woodland is owned by private individuals and organisations, the remainder is owned by government. Around 42% of privately owned woodlands are not under any active management. This is partly because some owners don’t know why they should manage their woodland, some don't know how to do it or think the costs are too great. As a consequence the environment suffers.


The myForest planning tool was developed as a free, online resource for woodland owners, managers and agents to help and encourage them to map and plan to manage their woodland sustainably. myForest is used currently by more than 4,600 owners nationwide to map and manage more than over 58,000ha of woodlands across Britain. Next year we want to develop new tools to make myForest even more effective and encourage more owners to use it