The Silvanus Trust works in partnership with those concerned with woodland to:
- influence policy concerning sustainable and viable woodlands
- provide information, support, advice, education and training for those with an interest in woodland
- facilitate a sustainable woodland economy
- research and promote best practice
- inspire and involve communities to manage and value trees and woodland
- value, celebrate and enjoy trees and wood
The Trust works to achieve its aims and objectives by:
- establishing and participating in relevant partnerships and networks at local, regional and national level
- responding to consultations concerning local, regional and national policy
- developing and delivering a range of projects and undertaking research and consultancy
- providing opportunities for skills and training, work placements and student projects
Response to the Independent Forestry Panel Final Report
Read the Trust's response here.
The Silvanus Trust is a charity (and Company Limited by Guarantee) established in 1983 in response to the Dartington Action Research Trust and Countryside Commission's worries about the neglect of broadleaved woodlands in the south west of England. It was conceived as an integrated rural development project linking all the constituent parts of the woodland management process. Over the last twenty five years we have pursued our aims by delivering a wide range of projects. These have involved all aspects of forestry including woodland management, timber processing, and community woodland and education activities.
The Silvanus Trust currently employs eight members of staff, five based at our office in Trematon, near Saltash, and two home workers in Exeter and Stroud. The Board of nine Trustees comprises a blend of private, public and third sector experience from throughout the South West.