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Welcome to The Silvanus Trust

The Silvanus Trust is working through partnerships to regenerate the woodlands in the South West for economic, social and environmental benefits.

Growing trees and using timber is increasingly recognised as one of the most environmentally sustainable uses of land. Yet the UK imports the majority of its timber needs whilst a large proportion of England's woodlands are not actively managed.

The Silvanus Trust aims to improve this situation.

We work with communities and businesses to increase the potential of woodland to support greater rural economic activity by marketing local materials, increasing the use of timber, and promoting wood as a replacement for fossil fuels and as a sustainable material.

This is admirably demonstrated in this short video by the Danish Wood Initiative: Wood - Nature's Stroke of Genius

How do we do this?

We provide support for those with an interest in or working in wood and woodlands.

We support the South West wood industry to promote a sustainable woodland economy.

We influence policy concerning sustainable and viable woodlands.

We undertake research and promote best practice.


Nov 21, 2014

The Silvanus Trust is delighted to be attending the Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fair to help celebrate 20 years of planting trees for community benefits through its ‘Our Trees’ project.

Nov 27, 2014
Climate SW are hosting two FREE webinars in December.
Nov 21, 2014
The Silvanus Trust is delighted to be celebrating 20 years of planting trees for community benefits through its ‘Our Trees’ project.
Oct 29, 2014
What: Cornish Woodmeet
When: Monday 1st December. 6pm
Where: Lakeview Country Club, Bodmin
Oct 1, 2014
Cardinham School near Bodmin, held an event on 12th September to dedicate four memorial oak trees recently planted in their school field.
Sep 30, 2014
In 2012 The Silvanus Trust was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant through their All our Stories grant fund, to undertake a project called Old Skills New Stories (OSNS).