Woodland Towns is an initiative to save native woodland from excessive development in England, starting in the town of Hemel Hempstead.
Woodland, and scrubland, is a major store of carbon. It binds the land together protecting it from flooding. It is a home to the increasingly threatened wildlife that remains. It is also a source of peace and good mental health.
By mapping woodland in public and private hands, identifying whether there is public access and where it may be threatened, gives us an informed response to planning and to how we use our natural heritage.
If you would like to help this initiative in Hemel Hempstead, or initiate the mapping in your own borough anywhere in the country, please contact us.