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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...

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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...

NEWS

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...

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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...

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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...

NEWS

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...

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16 June 2020

Scots tree planting "punching well above its weight" says Ewing

New figures published show that despite the COVID-19 challenges, Scotland delivered over 80 per cent of all new tree planting in the UK. In total, 10,860 hectares of new woodland were planted, the second highest level since 2001. That means that nearly 22 million more trees were planted in Scotland last...

NEWS

08 June 2020

Solution to tree seed problem shows true worth in face of COVID-19 crisis.

An innovative prototype system for automating tree seed planting and propagation has been hailed as a saviour for Scotland’s tree planting programme impacted by COVID-19. The new system emerged as a response to an open competition - run by the Scottish Government’s CivTech programme in 2019 on behalf of Forestry and...

NEWS

02 June 2020

Public urged to report sightings of tree pest Oak Processionary Moth

As Oak Processionary Moth season begins, the Forestry Commission reminds people to be aware of the pest and report sightings The public is being urged to report sightings of the tree pest Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars. Oak Processionary Moth was first identified in London in 2006 and has since spread to some surrounding...

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02 June 2020

£7 million for timber transport project

Projects to help improve Scotland’s timber transport network have been awarded £7 million from the Scottish Government. Forestry is included under Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Route Map, which allows outdoor work such as forestry to fully restart its operations. The awards are drawn from the Strategic Timber Transport Fund...

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22 May 2020

Woodland management sees red squirrels move in

The regular return of red squirrels to a local Fife woodland after an absence of many years is being taken as nature’s ‘thumbs up’ for Forestry and Land Scotland’s (FLS) management of the woodland. The squirrel sighting - reported by a local resident who had thought to never see red squirrels back in the area in his...

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30 April 2020

New business support from FLS to keep essential timber supplies flowing

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has commended Forestry and Land Scotland’s move to help suppliers weather the COVID-19 lockdown and ensure that essential timber supplies will continue to support frontline healthcare workers. Working in the spirit of Scottish Government’s supplier relief policies, FLS’s procurement, civil engineering and local teams have developed...

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24 April 2020

British Woodlands Survey 2020 Launches

The British Woodlands Survey 2020 (BWS2020) has been launched and remains open until the end June. In this new survey, researchers want to understand awareness, action and aspiration among Britain’s forestry community to environmental change.  BWS2020 comes five years after the ground-breaking British Woodlands Survey of 2015 which explored the same...

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14 April 2020

£10m to boost tree planting in second auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee

£10m to boost tree planting in second auction of Woodland Carbon Guarantee     £10m available from the Woodland Carbon Guarantee’s £50m pot for farmers and land managers to create new woodlands to help tackle the effects of climate change. Applicants must apply by 5 June to qualify for the next auction starting on...

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26 March 2020

Guidance Summary Page: Government and Confor Information

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...

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20 March 2020

Glastir Woodland Restoration Fund is Opening

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,...

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19 March 2020

Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme Opening for Bids

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...

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10 March 2020

Secret WW2 bunker unearthed in Scottish Borders

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,...

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06 March 2020

New report reveals Scotland has more native woodland than was thought

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...

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05 March 2020

Scottish Government provides £7 million for timber transport projects

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,...