PEOPLE

Rooted in the Community

PEOPLE AND WOODLANDS BELONG TOGETHER

People and woodlands belong together.   Individuals and communities benefit in so many ways from native woodlands.  Our woodlands are also healthier and better cared for if people value them and learn the skills required to care for them and help them flourish.

We enable people of different ages, skills and backgrounds to get outside in the fresh air and feel part of the woodlands.

These beliefs are at the heart of Borders Forest Trust and we put them into action in a variety of ways.  Some of what we do emphasises what people can get from woodlands.  Some starts by asking what people can give to woodlands.  Whatever the starting point, both people and woodlands are stronger as a result of our work.

We work with a wide variety of people and communities, and we call this approach  ‘Woodland Culture’.  People come to the programmes we offer for many reasons including health, work experience, love of woodlands and for learning opportunities.  By offering diverse experiences from volunteering to therapeutic , to school programmes to traditional skills, we enable people of different ages, skills and backgrounds to get outside in the fresh air and feel part of the woodlands.