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Live Nation-owned Cuffe & Taylor has signed a seven-year contract to promote outdoor live music series Forest Live with Forestry England.

Forest Live is a major live music series held in our nation’s forest. Join us among the trees to hear the best live music, connect with nature and discover unique locations across the country. 

This is the ideal concert experience taking place in beautiful natural woodland arenas every summer, with a relaxed atmosphere and an incredible soundtrack.

By buying tickets from Forestry England, you are helping to grow and protect our nation’s forests for generations to come.

Forestry England plant over 7 million trees in England each year and protect trees and wildlife habitats from climate threats. Everyone in England lives within a one-hour drive of one of the nation’s forests!

Forests care for us. Together we care for forests

For over 100 years, we have been growing, shaping and caring for over 1,500 of our nation’s forests for the benefit and enjoyment of all, for this generation and the next.

What we do

With your help and support, we care for more land and trees than any other organisation in England. Shaping landscapes for people, wildlife and timber. We’ve built over 1,800 miles of walking, running and cycling trails, supply England’s largest amount of sustainably-sourced timber, and conserve thousands of plant and animal species. We care for some of the country’s most important habitats, home to our rarest wildlife. We are recovering vital ecosystems and returning missing species to our landscapes. 

Why we do it

We are facing a climate emergency. The nation's forests are critical for reducing the causes and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Forests are vital for the future of our planet. They improve the health and wellbeing of everyone. With careful planning and expert management, our forests will continue to thrive. Forests store carbon, reduce flooding and provide people of all ages and abilities with fresh air and spaces to breathe. We are always thinking beyond today, planning and planting forests that will help create a sustainable future.

For quality of life

Opening up the forests

We believe forests enhance people’s quality of life by providing places to enjoy watching wildlife, walking, riding bikes or horses and playing among the trees. By opening up access to the nation's forests through our Active Forests programme, we contribute to the wellbeing of the nation.

As well as health benefits, our woodlands make significant contributions to local economies around the country. The 226 million visits we get per year support over 80 private businesses across England. They deliver our Forest Centre services including bike hire, cafes and action-packed adventures through Go Ape.

Throughout summer, seven of our most popular sites are transformed into concert arenas for our Forest Live series. Since 2001, our forests have played host to an eclectic mix of artists, from Massive Attack to Jessie J and Blondie.

Our woodlands provide inspiration for contemporary artists who respond to these environments in different ways. Forest Art Works offers up new ways to interact with our forests through sculpture, music, photography and digital art.

We bring people and communities together, encouraging them to become involved with their local forests and woodlands.

We support a growing number of volunteers who work with us to help with maintenance, conservation, monitoring wildlife and more. 

For diverse and healthy forests

Providing a home for wildlife

As well as providing interest and enjoyment for visitors, wildlife contributes to healthy natural ecosystems. Our woodlands are some of the best places to spot wildlife from large mammals such as deer, to some of the smaller inhabitants such as bats, dormice, butterflies and red squirrels.

We are one of the largest managers of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in England, which are home to some of the country’s rarest wildlife. The land we manage provides homes for wildlife in moors, heathlands, bogs as well as forests and woodlands.  

Some of our best-loved wildlife depends on our careful and sustained land management for its survival and we provide resilient landscapes where it can thrive.

We are planting an ever more diverse range of tree species grown from carefully selected seeds that are better able to cope with our changing climate.

This ensures they will continue to provide healthy habitats that continue to thrive for generations to come. By planting a range of species, we are also able to increase the availability of different types of food and nectars available to wildlife.

Each part of the land is a potential home for wildlife. For example brambles can be an excellent source of food for butterflies and bees, birds and small mammals, while also making great places for birds to nest.

Dead wood and dying trees can provide homes for bats, fungi, lichens and mosses, and birds and insects can find homes in hollow trees. 

To find out more about how we manage your local woodlands for wildlife, have a look at our forest plans.

Sustaining forests for future generations

Although we receive some money from government, we generate most of our revenue ourselves by sustainably harvesting and selling timber, and by working with commercial partners to offer new ways to experience and enjoy our woodlands and develop business activities. All the income we generate goes back into managing our forests.

We are the largest supplier of sustainably produced timber in England, selling around 1.3 million tonnes per year. This enables us to support the wider British timber and forestry industry, and work with hundreds of contracting businesses, sawmills and factories that rely on a year-round supply of wood to maintain employment and investment in the industry.

For decades sustainability has been at the heart of how we manage our forests and harvest our timber. We work to stringent standards to supply responsibly produced wood. We are the first state forest organisation in the world to receive the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) accreditation. Our timber is also certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Forestry England is a key partner of Grown in Britain, an initiative aimed at promoting the benefits of using British grown timber in the UK, in support of local economies, people and wildlife.

We cannot rely solely on our timber for revenue. To ensure we are less reliant on support from the government and have diverse sources of income to sustain our activities, we also work with commercial partners. We play a key role in supporting businesses and local economies around the country. Across the nation's forests we support over 640 private businesses through our cafes, shops, recreational, woodland and estate management.

We also generate additional income from other parts of the nation's forests. This can include mineral production from our sites or letting land and buildings for residential or commercial use. These partnerships allow us to offer different ways of experiencing the nation's forests and generating additional income.

We are facing a climate emergency. The nation's forests are critical for reducing the causes and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Right now, we are adapting for the future and planning decades ahead. We're protecting, expanding, connecting and diversifying the nation's forests.

All the while, we're restoring ecosystems, growing sustainable timber and tackling causes of climate change by reducing our own emissions.

We are monitoring the climate and adapting forest management for future conditions.

By planning decades ahead, we're ensuring the trees and wildlife within our landscapes will be more resilient to a changing climate.

We care for some of the most valuable places for wildlife in the country through sustainable land management.

By providing homegrown timber to the nation, we're reducing imports and demand on resources from countries where forests may not be responsibly managed.

We're providing a substitute for unsustainable products and maintaining world-class, sustainable forest management standards.

Membership - help us look after the forests you love

One of the UK’s top 10 live music and event promoters, Cuffe & Taylor are experts in promotion, production, and event management. Offering exceptional experiences for artists and audiences like no other, they produce and promote major festivals, stadium tours, arena concerts and theatre shows across the UK and internationally.

Cuffe & Taylor has offices in London and the North West. They continue to take shows to the fans, specialising in presenting concerts in unique locations. Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship.