International Day of Forests


Every 21 March the United Nations raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. This year the International Day of Forests promotes education to Learn to Love Forests. It underscores the importance of education at all levels in achieving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation. Healthy forests mean healthy, resilient communities and prosperous economies. (From


I absolutely love being in the Forest… If you’ve visited my blog before you will know that. So here is a little photo dump from our recent trip to the forest over the weekend…



Today is a global effort to highlight these key messages (from

  • Understanding our forests and keeping them healthy is crucial for our future. Forests will be more important than ever as the world population climbs to 8.5 billion by 2030.
  • You’re never too young to start learning about trees. Helping children connect with nature creates future generations conscious of the benefits of trees and forests and the need to manage them sustainably.
  • Both modern and traditional knowledge are key to keeping forests healthy. While foresters should know and understand nature well, they should also learn to use cutting-edge technology to ensure that our forests are monitored and managed sustainably.
  • Investing in forestry education can change the world for the better. Countries can help ensure there are scientists, policy makers, foresters and local communities working to halt deforestation and restore degraded landscapes.
  • Women and men should have equal access to forest education. Gender parity in forest education empowers rural women to sustainably manage forests.




I personally love these magical spaces and would urge you all just to get out there!!

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It’s International Day of Forests today… 🌲 🍂 🐿🌳 🦔🍃 🐴 🍁 Well it seems like there is a day for everything now… 🤷🏾‍♀️ But here is a special shout out to one of my favourite places to hang around on the rope swing and act like a complete buffoon… . This day was actually set up by @unitednations back in 2012 to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forest around the world. . Remember forests help to keep air, soil, water, animals and all of us healthy. They have a vital role to play in some of the biggest challenges we face such as #climatechange, eliminating hunger and keeping urban and rural communities sustainable. . . Let’s learn to love and care for these mystical and magical spaces!! . #intlforestday #forest #forestlife #getoutside #outdoorenthusiast

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Big tree-hugging love!



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