The Future of UK Treescapes is a £14.5 million programme funding research that aims to significantly improve our environmental, socio-economic and cultural understanding of current and possible future UK treescapes. The outputs from these projects will help inform critical decisions that will be made in coming years concerning the ‘what, where, how and who’ of treescape expansion. In addition, they will help us to safeguard our trees, woods and forests better.

We are delivering the Programme through a number of research projects funded under several calls:

Future Treescapes Public Dialogue


We are inviting proposals to engage individuals, communities, and groups in shaping the future of UK treescapes. Deadline for applications: 5th January

We’re seeking proposals from engagement experts to design and lead this dialogue, engaging a diverse spectrum of public voices and communities. The initiative seeks to explore challenges, benefits, and opportunities associated with treescape expansion, emphasizing inclusivity and engagement with underrepresented groups.

Opportunity status: Open
Funding Body: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Funding amount: £150,000 (inclusive of VAT)
Full proposal submission deadline: 19 January 2024

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