Image by George Bakos


Over the last 30 years Forest of Mercia have planted pockets of woodland and hedgerows all across Staffordshire.

Most recently, was DEFRA’s Trees for learning project. Forest of Mercia CIC have planted thousands of trees with the help of local primary school children.

The project was a collaboration with our fellow Community Forests and the Woodland trust to plant 1 Million trees across England by Spring 2020.

We are hoping to plant more trees next season with a similar project so watch this space!

Image by Daiga Ellaby

Why plant trees?

  • Trees absorb CO2 and release oxygen which helps to combat climate change.

  • They absorb odours & pollutant gasses and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves.

  • Trees reduce the risk of flooding.

  • They help to prevent soil erosion.

  • Trees provide a habitat and food source for many different  species of animals.

  • They provide fruit and nuts for us to eat.​

  • Trees provide wood for construction, crafts and fuel.

  • They are aesthetically pleasing.


Hilton Green, Hilton Lane, Essington, England

WV11 2BG

If you are using a satnav, just search for Hilton Green or Forest of Mercia on Google maps. Look for the two white tractor tyres by our entrance.


Tel: 01922 417770

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