trees, branches, leaves, and... Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The forgotten forests project is being run by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to highlight forests during International Year of Forests 2011. We’d like to invite you to contribute your forest pictures, videos and conversations to help us to show the diversity of forests, and the issues they face.

Why not ‘champion’ your favourite forest by adding it to our map or upload images and video to our growing gallery.

reach out to friends... Facebook

Share how important forests are to you, your friends and your community through the forgotten forests Facebook page.

Our aim is to encourage debate about forests in the hope that we can raise awareness of this precious resource.

picture this... Flickr
  • pine cone and mushroom
  • Knysna Forest
  • Jubilee Creek Knysna Forest
  • Rothiemurchus-trees-beech
  • Rothiemurchus-trees-curve

Forests are beautiful and life-enhancing places. The changing seasons, sights and sounds are a delight to the senses.

We want you to help us compile a gallery of forest scenes, plants and animals to celebrate the extraordinary diversity of forests.

if you go down to the woods today... YouTube
  • By Royal Botanic Garden Kew
  • A feature from BBC Scotland's Landward, presented by Sarah Mack, featuring Gordon Gray Stephens (Scottish Native Woods) and Andy Acton (Lichenologist) 
©BBC Scotland, Landward
  • Mike Murray talks about his relationship with Crinan Wood, one of Scotland's ancient Atlantic rainforests.

Tell the world about your own forgotten forests on our YouTube channel. Have a look at other contributions for inspiration and then get out there with your camera or phone.

events

Come and join us at the Garden for the forgotten forests exhibition and a programme of forest themed events. To keep up to date with what’s happening visit our events page.

discover new forests

Our project celebrates all forests, big and small. So that we can build a picture of where our forest treasures are, we’d like you to add your forests to our Google map. If you’ve not added to a Google map before find out what’s involved here. Discover new forests near you at VisitWoods.

tweet from the trees Twitter

These are the most recent forgotten forests tweets. Join in and share your thoughts at Twitter.