EXPRESSIONS of interest are being invited as a new three-year programme of funding for Kent is launched to ignite young people’s interest in woodlands. 

The Ready to Earn project has been developed by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS), with the support of a charitable donation.

It recognises the need for existing woodland to be well managed to help in the fight against the climate crisis, and it will also help to prepare future generations to take on the task of bringing woodland back into management.

Jen Turner, RFS development officer, said: “As we face a climate emergency, managing our woodlands well is more important than ever. 

“By creating this forum and running kiln trials we will be helping local woodland owners find shared solutions which will help them keep their woodland healthy and productive.”

To express an interest in taking part, visit