MAY 22, 2008: The Forestry Commission hopes a special series of summer concerts bytop musical acts will raise thousands of pounds to support a range ofenvironmental and social projects in local woodlands.

Concerts by the likes of K T Tunstall, Status Quo, Crowded House and Elbow staged in woodland venues across England this summer during the Forestry Commission’s ninth Live Music programme. It is expected the concert programme will attract over 100,000 people in total.‘The concerts are a vital part of the Forestry Commission’s drive to attract more and new people into Britain’s forests and to help protect England’s precious woodland resource,’ said a spokesperson.‘All profits from the concerts are put back into local projects and give valuable support to the Commission’s work. In recent years, these have included habitat creation for endangered butterflies; health projects to encourage the young and old to get out and about in the natural environment; and installing wood fuel heating systems to help us contribute towards the fight against climate change.’Full information about the 2008 Live Music programme can be found on

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