Doddington North is the largest planned new productive forest to be planted in England in the last 25 years. The forest will cover an area of around 350 hectares near Wooler, in Northumberland, with 268 hectares to be planted – 42% conifer, 20% native broadleaves, 13% mixed Scots pine and native broadleaf. Of the unplanted area around half is open ground and half managed priority habitat. The site also includes footpaths, bridleways, and water courses. Doddington North is productive and will be managed on a continuous cover basis with selective thinning providing commercial timber. The UK is the world’s second largest importer of timber and projects such as Doddington will be vital in ensuring a sustainable supply of wood for construction and other uses.