The panel were set up to consider the future of England's woodlands, following the outcry over the Government's proposals to dispose of publicly-owned woodlands to businesses, communities and charities.
The report urged the Government to put more resources into England's public forests, for all the health and recreation benefits they provided to the public.
It accused ministers of cutting funding for public forests from £20 million to less than £13 million by 2015.
Ben McBean who served with Taunton-based 40 Commando, lost a leg and an arm in Afghanistan. He could lose his weekly allowance but says he can only get about in constant pain on an artificial limb he had to buy himself. Eli-Louise Wringe has his story.