Working with us

We work with a wide range of business partners, government agencies and communities to deliver our multi purposed forest management objectives.

We are keen to explore new opportunities for new business development in woodland areas and to identify projects that can enhance local community and environmental assets.

We have a team of professional forest staff and agents who co-ordinate our woodland management, who will be pleased to provide additional information and respond to requests or proposals for woodland based businesses, conservation and community projects or woodland management initiatives.

Forest certification

The Crown Estate woodlands and forests throughout the UK are audited by the Soil Association and are certified against international sustainable management standards in accordance with the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).

Annual forest management surveillance audits take place to monitor compliance with these standards. Our five year recertification audit took place in June 2015 on the Patshull, Windsor, Oxshott and Dunster estates in England and our Certificate was extended for a further 5 years to 2020. If you wish to comment on our forest management activities on any of our estates please email:

Soil Association Woodmark

We welcome comments from visitors, stakeholders and local communities regarding the management of our forests and woodlands. If you have any questions, observations or comments regarding forest management on any of our rural estates, or would like a summary of any of our forest management plans please email:


We are proud to support the Grown in Britain movement.

Grown in Britain aims to:

1. Create a new and stronger market 'pull' for the array of products derived from our forests and woodlands.

Grown in Britain

2. Develop private sector funding that supports the planting and management of forests and woodlands through funding from corporates as part of their corporate social responsibility

3. Connect together and harness the positive energy and feelings towards our forests and woodlands that many in our society share to create a strong 'wood culture'. A wood culture that captures personal health and fitness, well-being, community and encourages use of more wood and forest products.

Grown in Britain has cross Government support and the potential to make a lasting difference to the forests and woodlands of Britain.