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29 March 2021

The National Forest for Wales with Tilhill

A short film produced for the National Forest for Wales with Iwan Parry, Area Manager for Tilhill  in South Wales...


25 March 2021

The Importance of Carbon in a Climate Emergency

The Forestry Climate Change Working Group is delighted to announce the launch of a free online workshop, April 20th 11am for forestry practitioners and will explore the importance of carbon in a climate emergency. As a result of the UK’s commitment to becoming a Net Zero economy by 2050, carbon sequestration...


17 March 2021

Forestry loan to help small scale woodland projects

A new loan scheme aimed at supporting small scale woodland creation projects has been launched today by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing. Under the Small Woodlands Loan Scheme, half of the upfront costs associated with planting a new woodland, including buying trees, ground preparation or fencing, can now be paid in...


12 March 2021

New forestry careers toolkit

A new online toolkit has been produced to help anyone in the forestry sector speak to young people about a rewarding career in the industry. The Working with Trees and Timber toolkit gives tips on engaging youth at various years of age, outlines the many jobs in the forestry sector, and...


16 February 2021

Call for timber transport projects to be submitted

Local authorities and landowners across Scotland are being reminded to submit their proposals for timber transport projects to Scottish Forestry before the 22nd March deadline. Successful proposals will receive money from the Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF), which provides co-funding for projects that minimise the impact of timber lorries on Scotland’s...


15 February 2021

Help Shape Tree Health Policy

If you manage trees or woodlands in England a team of researchers want your views on a range of potential policies and interventions related to tree health which could be provided in future by Defra. This is an important opportunity for practitioners in England to help shape future support from government...


09 February 2021

Improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements

Farmers and land managers are being encouraged to apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements to help them protect and improve the natural environment, as the new scheme opened this week. Through CS, farmers can apply for funding to improve their local environment – from restoring wildlife habitats and creating woodlands to...


02 February 2021

World Wetlands Day - Restoring a globally important habitat

Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) ongoing work to restore a globally important habitat is being celebrated as part of World Wetlands Day Blanket bog is a type of habitat found on peatland soils in cool, wet upland areas in maritime climates. It covers 23 per cent of Scotland’s land area and...


19 January 2021

The Benefits of Nature-Based Solutions for Companies and their Environmental Goals

Free Webinar: Thursday January 28th 2021, 10am   What are nature-based solutions? How can they help an organisation realise their net zero ambitions? How do they work in practice? CarbonStore, a company providing an open and transparent platform for companies and landowners to buy and sell both Woodland and Peatland Carbon Units,...


19 January 2021

Survey puts a value on natural capital of new woodlands

A study – the first of its kind in the UK – has provided quantitative evidence of the natural capital benefits of planting new woodlands. Natural capital is the stock of natural resources, including plants, soils, air, water and greenspace, which all combine to provide benefits to people. Commissioned by Scottish Forestry,...


11 January 2021

2021 Tree Oscars to reward Climate Change Champion

A new Climate Change Champion prize has been added to Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards as the 'Tree Oscars' return in 2021. The award recognises the enormous contribution that forests and woodlands are making to the fight against climate change - which will be highlighted at the COP26 global environmental summit in...


04 January 2021

Forestry Jobs Summit a “catalyst for job opportunities” says Ewing

The forestry sector is leading the way in helping employers secure public funding to recruit more young people into the industry. Under a new Growing Rural Talent initiative, forestry companies are being encouraged to take on new young staff through generous subsidies. The initiative and other support for prospective employers were highlighted...


03 December 2020

Tree Oscars Return in 2021

Scotland's 'Tree Oscars' will return in 2021 to reward the passionate people who create and manage the country's finest forests and woodlands The coronavirus pandemic sadly led to the cancellation of Scotland's Finest Woods Awards for 2020, but the programme will resume in 2021 - subject to all health and...


01 October 2020

Released: Report of the British Woodlands Survey 2020

An independent report released today highlights that those who care for woodlands and forests across Britain are increasingly aware of the threats from environmental change, especially drought, wildfires, and pathogens, such as ash dieback and acute oak decline, yet there’s little evidence of action being taken overall to improve woodland...


23 September 2020

Climate Change Adaptation of Forests, Woods and Trees in England (online workshops announced)

Online Workshops – 7th, 16th, 21st and 28th October 2020   Featuring in-depth content developed and presented by expert members of the Forestry Climate Change Working Group (FCCWG), this informative series of events will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the principles for adapting trees and woodlands to climate change, information...


21 August 2020

Land managers offered guaranteed income for tree planting after third auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee is announced

Are you a farmer or a landowner interested in the woodland carbon market? Tilhill’s Woodland Carbon Code project managers are ideally placed to advise you. Please call David McCulloch (07500-950-832) or Andy Baker (07775-920-956) if you need any further information. Land managers offered guaranteed income for tree planting after third auction...


16 July 2020

New Civ Tech challenge from FLS - better forest measurement

Forestry and Land Scotland has launched an exciting funding opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and innovators - to come up with ways to better analyse and measure forest trees. A better understanding of the properties and quality of the timber in different areas of forest will improve the efficiency of harvesting operations. As well...


13 July 2020

Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health

A pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been given the go-ahead thanks to almost £2 million investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council, Defra and Scottish Government.   The project, named ‘BAC-STOP’ (Bacteria: Advancement of Control and Knowledge...


19 June 2020

Consultation launched on the England Tree Strategy

Government consults on plans to update its policy for trees, woodland and forestry through creation of a new England Tree Strategy.   Consultation to run for 12 weeks, seeking views on how to increase tree planting and tree and woodland management.   Trees are a unique natural asset that play a crucial role in...


17 June 2020

Views sought on the National Forest Inventory

A survey to support an independent review of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) has been launched today, Wednesday 17 June 2020. The survey calls on landowners, forestry and woodland professionals, and others with an interest to contribute their views on what information the future NFI produces. The independent review, commissioned by Forest...