About Us

Helping support the creation of our Future Forests.


The Future Forests Network (FFN) is a not for profit project focused on improving the connection between volunteer tree planters, community event organisers and land owners. 

The information compiled here acts as a testament to the hundreds of projects already underway. Some have been operating consistently for over 20 years, others are one off community events led by people taking matters in to their own hands.


Seeing all this activity inspires great optimism for the potential we have in the UK.

For us to make the most of this potential, as many of us as possible need to get involved.

...creating our Future Forests together.

About Me

















Hi,  my name is Tom, I am the creator of the future forests network. I have been compiling the information held here on an ongoing basis since November 2018.


I have a work history in ecological and conservation roles worldwide. In recent years I've become increasingly involved with various tree planting schemes throughout the UK. This has involved planting, fundraising , planning and co-leading events.


I am currently employed by Forestry England and work at Westonbirt Arboretum. Previous related roles include; Biodiversity Ranger (Department of Conservation (NZ)), Forest biodiversity surveyor (Ministry for Environment (NZ)); Boreal forest and wetland surveyor (The University of Alberta, Canada)).

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