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01 April 2019

Our Vital Forest Resource

by Assistant Forest Manager, Rob Coltman, Southern England A few months ago, I entered the Confor ‘Future of Forestry’ writing competition. The discussion question was “How can forestry and wood processing help deliver a Green Brexit and a more sustainable society in the UK?” I recently re-read the piece I submitted...


North Highland District Manager Julian Hollingdale visited a site with the Conservator for Highlands & Islands, Scottish Forestry and commented: "One of our recent restock sites is suffering from frost damage. Frost damage looks dramatic but fortunately the damage is largely aesthetic, and these trees will recover."...


18 March 2019

The Ragstone Hibernaculum

by Forest Manager, Colin Corkhill The desire for Kentish ragstone as a hard, versatile building material has been utilised throughout England on an industrial scale since Roman times.  The shallow seam of limestone, running from Kent to Surrey, around 25 miles to the south of the capital, occurs in shallow bands...


11 March 2019

Forest Management - Something Different is Always Waiting for You

Blog by Assistant Forest Manager Mike Page, Central Scotland. "There are pretty stark commercial realities in this industry and while you are protected from these early in your career, you need to be exposed to them to continue your development." The last instalment of this blog maybe gave the impression that I...


06 March 2019

21st Century Lumberjills

A blog by Assistant Forest Manager, Hannah Richardson, South West Scotland. "As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 it is nice to remember the women of forestry’s past and use this as an opportunity to encourage more women to become a part of forestry’s future." With International Women’s Day taking place on...


27 February 2019

The Wide Reach of Forestry in Our Communities

Community blog by Forest Manager, Byron Braithwaite in Central Borders ‘You can’t please all of the people all of the time’ The Central Borders team have recently supported a number of high school careers events, and although there was interest in pursuing a Forestry based career, understanding of its wide ranging opportunities...

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