Tilhill will be bringing you all the latest UK Forestry News
26 March 2020
2 April 2020
Tilhill is constantly monitoring the information coming from Government through their daily updates and gathering as much relevent information as possible on this page. This is in order to provide everyone with an up to date one-stop-shop summary each day. We are also utilising the information provided by...
20 March 2020
Glastir Woodland Restoration
Glastir Woodland Restoration Expression of Interest Window is Open until 24th of April 2020
The Glastir Woodland Restoration Scheme provides restocking grants for woodlands infected by Phytophthora ramorum and stands of larch to be replanted to help slow down the spread of the disease. When a woodland is clear-felled,...
19 March 2020
Glastir Woodland Creation Grants in Wales
The Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme which provides financial support for new planting is now open to farmers and landowners.
It is now a requirement to used an approved management planner such as Tilhill to submit your expression of interest.
Four different grant categories are available, each with their own...
10 March 2020
Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has recently unearthed a secret WW2 underground bunker whilst carrying out felling operations in the Scottish Borders.
It is thought that the small bunker in Craigielands Forest, near Moffat, was used as an operational base for an Auxilliary Unit, a secret branch of the Home Guard,...
06 March 2020
Rural Economy and Tourism Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has welcomed a new report that shows that Scotland has more native woodland than previously reported.
Published as official statistics by the National Forest Inventory (NFI), the study into Woodland Ecological Condition is the largest and most in-depth assessment of the ecological condition of...
05 March 2020
Scottish Government provides £7 million for timber transport projects
Fergus Ewing has reminded local authorities and land owners that they could miss out on funding support for Timber Transport projects if they don’t get application proposals in by the 9th March deadline.
The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF), managed by Scottish Forestry,...
04 March 2020
Lord Goldsmith will present the prizes at Confor's essay and video awards at Westminster on March 24th.
Six young writers and three film-makers have been shortlisted for #TheFutureIsForestry awards and will be honoured at a ceremony in the Churchill Room at the Houses of Parliament - with three prizes of £500,...
03 March 2020
A SOUTH SCOTLAND FOREST & TIMBER TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRY REGIONAL EVENT
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Sure Queens Hotel, Old Annan Road, Lockerbie, DG11 2RB
Free Buffet at 5.15pm before meeting starts at 6pm
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A mixed bag for this event, but each topic is under the limelight just now.
Provision of adequate welfare facilities on...
Forestry and Land Scotland’s deer management programme was hailed as exemplary when Rural Affairs Minister, Mairi Gougeon,announced a £13 million, five-year venison supply contract between Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) and Highland Game Ltd.
The contract, that was competitively tendered, highlights the significant economic, social and environmental benefits of Forestry and...
Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) programme of converting vacant and derelict land into new forests is soon to reach another major milestone this spring, when a newly remediated site is handed over for tree planting.
The Piperhill site (Galloway) is undergoing the final stages of remediation. The work is being done...
02 March 2020
Trainees in the south of Scotland are going from strength to strength under Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) Modern Apprentice programme.
Already six out of the seven Modern Apprentices have secured full time jobs in the forestry sector. All seven are all fully certified and achieved level 5 in a SCQF...
13 February 2020
Sir Harry Studholme: Forestry is about people – departing Forestry Commission
People have strong views about trees. This energy is inspirational. If we can align this energy with the Forestry Commission’s expertise in partnership and delivering policies and the practical skills of the private forestry sector, we will have a powerful...
10 February 2020
Tens of thousands of city trees to be planted in first round of Urban Tree Challenge Fund
First round of successful bidders to the Urban Tree Challenge Fund announced.
Projects across England have been awarded funding for new trees in towns and cities.
Urban trees vital in fight against climate change and connecting...
07 February 2020
Scottish Forestry (SF) has launched a new web portal that provides access to a huge volume of information that will be helpful to foresters, land managers, developers, teachers, students, researchers and anyone with an interest in how Scotland’s land is managed.
The Open Data hub, developed as part of SF’s Improvement...
05 February 2020
Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has confirmed Sir William Worsley as the new Chair of the Forestry Commission.
The announcement comes as Sir Harry Studholme’s time as Forestry Commission Chair ends after seven years in post.
Sir William will step down as the government’s Tree Champion, a position he has held since June...
04 February 2020
Growing not planting trees is the key to unlock climate change benefits climate change, warns the Royal Forestry Society (RFS).
The charity fears planting millions of trees risks being a short-term indulgence if we don’t then commit to long term sustainable management. And it says this must start with recognising timber...
28 January 2020
If you enjoy encouraging and motivating people and would like to share your knowledge with our future forestry workforce, then a new mentoring scheme from Lantra Scotland could be just what you’re looking for.
Recent research has highlighted an increasing need for new talent in forestry over the next 10 years,...
24 January 2020
The UK has committed to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050. Meeting that goal requires a transformation in land use across the UK. Government must confront the rapid changes that are now needed, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in its first ever in-depth advice on UK agricultural...
21 January 2020
Three thousand trees have been planted in Hampshire as part of a pioneering project to tackle the devastating tree disease, Ash Dieback.
The UK’s first Ash Archive has been established using £1.9 million of government funding and is the culmination of projects spanning 5 years to identify ash with a high...
14 January 2020
Three new awards are to be presented at Confor’s expanded Forestry Dinner & Awards 2020 - with nominations closing on Tuesday 28th January.
Along with the well-established Dedicated Service to Forestry Award, the new awards are for leadership, innovation and communication - and will be presented at The Sheraton Grand Hotel in...