Heart of England Forest
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|Heart of England Forest|
|Forest of Dennis|
|Nearest city||Bidford on Avon|
|Area||9 square kilometres (2,200 acres)|
|Operated by||The Heart of England Forest Ltd.|
The Heart of England Forest (formerly the Forest of Dennis) is a very young forest consisting mainly of native English deciduous trees located near Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire, England. The forest was started in 2001 by the English businessman and philanthropist Felix Dennis. As of January 2013[update], the forest covers 9 square kilometres (2,200 acres).
Planting of saplings might continue until the forest covers between 80 and 200 square kilometres, maybe forming the largest deciduous forest in England. At present it is the world's largest privately planted forest. The forest is managed by a UK registered charity called The Heart of England Forest Ltd. - with the trading arm of the charity being known as The Heart Of England Forest Enterprises Ltd.
On his passing on the 23 June 2014, Dennis left the bulk of his 500 million pound fortune to the charity
- "Felix Dennis: Poet, Entrepreneur and Tree-Hugger?". Retrieved 29 September 2007.[dead link]
- Heart of England Forest, Registered Charity no. 1097110 at the Charity Commission
- "Felix Dennis leaves £500 million fortune to his forest". The Telegraph. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
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