Sunlight shining through a green, leafy tree. A dark green box on the left of the image contains the text: North East Community Forest


If you live in Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Sunderland or the more urban areas of County Durham then the North East Community Forest is your community forest.

This 30 year, multi-million pound project will see tens of thousands of trees planted and all new woodland in the region, whether established onland owned by your local council or on a privately owned hillside, contributes to the North East Community Forest and benefits our local communities.

The North East Community Forest is supported by a partnership of local authorities, combined authorities, charities and organisations.

Working together we will plant thousands of hectares of trees that will both improve our natural environment and create happier and healthier places for us all to live, work in and visit.

On these webpages you can find out more about our role as a community forest, the way we work and how you can get involved - We would love your support, whether you are a local resident, landowner, business, or community group.