The project provides training to woodland owners and managers in a wide range of issues, including timber measurement, disease identification, management for woodfuel and biodiversity.

Heartwoods is a West Midlands initiative managed by Small Woods a not for profit organisation supporting the Woodland and Forest Industries.  Heartwoods is funded through Defra and the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) to support the woodlands and forestry industries in the West Midlands. The project gives advice to woodland owners and managers, puts them in touch with subsidized consultants for more detailed advice, and can provide an active management service if required.