Your forest mapped and managed securely, in one place.

myForest brings the latest technology to the forestry sector, for owners of small forests, community forest groups, environmental charities, and forest management companies. myForest provides comprehensive online mapping, digital tools and the latest resources not only to sustainably manage forests, but to provide unique support for the creation of new forests around Britain.

In Britain there are estimated to be 700,000 ha of under-managed forests. Additionally, Britain is one of the least forested countries in Europe (13% against the European average of 40%).

Britain's forests are not fulfilling their potential to deliver for society, through biodiversity, climate and flood regulation, timber production and more.

myForest is a flagship project for the Sylva Foundation. Our mission is to use our forestry knowledge and information technology skills, supported by state-of-art evidence, to provide innovative solutions to some of the greatest environmental challenges facing modern society.

Account Types

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Forest Owner

For those with forests on their land.

If you own or manage a single property which contains forested land and want to map, plan, and manage your forest effectively in a single place, this is the account for you.

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Forest Agent

For those managing multiple sites containing forests.

If you manage multiple properties which contain forested land and want to map, plan, and manage those forests, on behalf of clients or other groups, effectively from a single place, this is the account for you.

Trusted by Foresters Across Britain

Trust at Sylva Foundation

myForest has been a publicly available platform for over 10 years and is currently trusted by over 10,000 existing users across Britain.

Data Security

We are committed to keeping our users' data safe. myForest is certified under the Cyber Essentials assurance scheme. We have integrated hacker protection software, and encrypt all passwords and user information. You can stay assured that your data is kept safe.

Data Privacy

We are committed to keeping our users' data secure by aligning with the strictest security measures available on the market, so you can stay assured that your data is kept safe. Read our privacy policy.

Transparency at Sylva Foundation

Transparency is the guiding force behind our security and privacy principles. We share selected policies, so that you always know how we're keeping your information secure. Read our policies.

Statistics

New forest creation schemes being added since August 2022

160,000+ hectares of forest managed

8,000+ Forest Owners

1,500+ Forest Agents

The myForest Team

Sylva Foundation has managed and developed myForest for over 10 years, continually working to improve the service offered to all users. With a philosophy of working with users to co-design the tools and functions within myForest to meet their specific needs, the team is always open to new ideas and suggestions.

Rich Pigott

Head of Web Development

Ollie Price

myForest Developer

Paul Orsi

Director of Operations

George Dennison

myForest Manager

Gabriel Hemery

Chief Executive

FAQ

  • What is myForest?

    myForest is bringing the latest technology to people who manage and create our forests. myForest provides comprehensive online mapping, digital tools and the latest resources to sustainably manage, and create new forests around Britain.

  • Who runs myForest?

    myForest is the flagship project of Sylva Foundation, an environmental and forestry charity providing innovative solutions to some of the greatest environmental challenges to modern society.

  • Why should I use myForest?

    In Britain there is an estimated 700,000ha of under-managed woodlands. In addition, as one of Europe’s least forested countries, the UK needs to fulfil its potential in providing a meaningful contribution towards the country’s timber needs.

    myForest supports users through regulation and good practice, making sustainable management and the creation of forests across Britain easier to achieve.

  • Who can use myForest?

    There are over 100,000 myForest users across Britain, including new forest owners to forestry management specialists. While the location, size and type of forest can vary significantly, myForest has supported, and been trusted by those who manage and create forests over the last twelve years.

  • Why does myForest look different?

    In August 2022, Sylva Foundation launched the new enhanced version of myForest to provide the latest in technology and guidance to sustainably manage forests, and unique support for the creation of new forests across Britain. While myForest has a new look and rebranded, there has been no impact on your stored data and information.

  • Why have you updated myForest?

    The new enhanced version of myForest brings together our learning and expertise around managing forests over the last ten years. It incorporates user feedback, in particular around improving functionality, and ensures data security remains our highest priority.

  • Do I have to pay for myForest?

    No. myForest is free to all users. There is an additional myForest Paid Plan for a cost of £24/year for a Forest Owner account and £120/year for a Forest Agent account.

    Click here to read more about the benefits.
  • Why can’t I find my Forest Deer Manager?

    After five successful years, the myForest Deer Manager project has come to a close. It was a difficult decision to discontinue it, but as a small charity we have to ensure we are focused on where we can make the most impact.

  • How can I find out more about Sylva Foundation?

    To find out more about Sylva Foundation, including signing up for regular newsletters or making a donation, please visit our website sylva.org.uk