Community Woodlands

Community woodlands provide a local greenspace resource with benefits such as improved physical and mental health and wellbeing, supporting biodiversity and creating education and training opportunities.  

Many enthusiastic and committed groups are managing and creating their own local woodland as a way to enhance the quality of greenspace in their area and improve the environment.


CSGN Community Woodlands Survey

The Central Scotland Green Network Trust is working with the Community Woodlands Associations and Forestry Commission Scotland to gather information on community woodlands within the CSGN area. The aim is to identify their support needs which can be address in the future.

The term 'community woodland group' for our purposes is defined as 'a community-led group which takes an active role in the management of a woodland which it might own or lease, or work in with the owner's permission.' This definition might include a 'Friends of' group which agrees an annual work programme, but excludes a regular volunteer group organised and supervised by a ranger who sets tasks for each session.

If you are part of a community woodland group within the CSGN area then please complete our community woodland group survey.


If you are not part of a community woodland group but do live within the CSGN area we still would like to hear from you. Please complete this short local woodlands survey.


CSGN Community Woodlands Resources 

The following pages are a source of information to help community groups who would like to manage and create a community woodland.

Create a community woodland

Undertake woodland management

Funding and income

Forest agents and wood processing

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