premium accounts

Gain access to the best woodland mapping, management, and planning tool online.

Upgrading your account to myForest Premium provides additional functionality to your myForest account by giving you access to all the myForest tools and features, help and guidance, and priority access to take part in myForest development projects.

Quality mapping and planning is essential for proper woodland management. Those with premium accounts have access to Ordnance Survey maps as well as enhanced map printing capabilities, improved record keeping and report generating options.

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To access premium accounts, please first log in or register.

woodland owner account

owning or managing a single property

£24 per year

agent account

for professionals that manage several properties on behalf of clients

£120 per year

There are additional usage charges for viewing and printing Ordnance Survey maps.
We are passing these costs onto users from Ordnance Survey.

Since its development in 2009, myForest has become a popular online service used by thousands of woodland owners, managers, and educators, to map and manage over 125,000ha of woodland across Britain. Its development has been supported in part by charitable trusts, government bodies, corporations, and individual donors. However, myForest requires funding to support maintenance and development, beyond what we are able to fundraise. Through becoming a myForest premium member, you gain access to all the features provided, while supporting the platform's growth and improvement.

The myForest team is hard at work maintaining and developing improvements to make woodland mapping, management, and planning as simple and easy as possible. Sylva Foundation aims to retain the core functions of myForest as a free service, encouraging and enabling all woodlands to be managed in a sustainable and effective manner. Subscribing to a premium account will provide much-needed funding to support the maintenance and development of the service.

lite premium
Basic Mapping
Woodland Star Rating
Management Plans (compliant with FC England and Scottish Forestry)
Felling licence application (Scottish Forestry)
Deer Management Functionality (including mobile app)
Plan of Operations (compliant with FC England)
Sub-compartment planning (inventory, work programme, management notes)
Print Management Plans
Collaborative Management Tools
Printing maps - basic
Advanced Mapping Features
Premium Ordnance Survey Mapping *additional costs apply
Free Ordnance Survey Mapping
Link to Felling License Online (FC England)
Overlaying additional data layers (e.g. ancient woodland)
Work programme - export to spreadsheet
Species and age class reports
Printing maps - advanced
cost per month FREE £2 / £10

Ordnance Survey mapping costs

myForest provides access to Open Zoomstack, OS Outdoor and OS Roads mapping services
Open Zoomstack is free to use at any scale, OS Roads and Outdoor are free to use at large scales, but licensed and charged for at smaller scales.

Users can use OS mapping in two ways: on-screen viewing and printing (downloads).

On-screen viewing

Viewing OS maps on myForest is easy. OS backgrounds are free to view at most zoom levels. There will be a charge when viewing MasterMap as this is OS premium data.

If you want to view MasterMap you will be able to purchase a 24 hour viewing session for an area you have selected. You will be told in advance the cost of your viewing session, and a 24h countdown will be shown at all times, so you can see how long you have left in your viewing session.

Band Amount (per hectare)
1st hectare £0.57
The next 24 hectares £0.007
Each subsequent hectare £0.004


To view 10ha of OS mapping for 24 hours:
(1ha @ £0.57) + (9ha @ £0.007 = £0.06) = £0.63

To view 100ha of OS mapping for 24 hours:
(1ha @ £0.57) + (24ha @ £0.007 = £0.17) + (75ha @ £0.004 = £0.30) = £1.04

Printing / Downloading

When you download a map from myForest with an OS background, we may need to pay a royalty to OS and therefore we need to pass this on. myForest selects the most appropriate OS background map for the scale you are printing at. These are as follows:

Up to 1:3500: OS MasterMap Topography

1:3,501 and above: OS OpenData (free).

All map downloads that use OS backgrounds above 1:3500 are now FREE for Premium members to download and print.

Maps scaled 1:3500 and below will be charged for as follows:

Band Amount (per hectare)
1st hectare £4.48
The next 24 hectares £0.56
Each subsequent hectare £0.04

Ordnance Survey mapping comparison

OS Zoom Stack and OpenData is freely available, OS MasterMap Topography is a license and charged product.
The difference between OS OpenData and OS MasterMap Topography as their differing zoom levels is shown in these comparison images.