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25 January 2019

Sitka Spruced team develop forestry application summaries

The Sitka Spruced project team is releasing outreach summaries that introduce scientific techniques and their forestry applications. Each one-page document uses a combination of text and graphics to explain an aspect of science used in the Sitka Spruced project, covering topics from genomic prediction to insect resistance. Developed in collaboration...

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NEWS

15 January 2019

Government to help farmers tackle air pollution in new clean air strategy

The government has launched an ambitious new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution. Agriculture is responsible for 88% of UK emissions of ammonia gas which can travel long distances, be damaging to the environment, and combine with other...

NEWS

11 January 2019

Ewing signals stability and simplicity support for forestry post Brexit

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced action to streamline the process for forestry grant payments. He has also announced a review of the grants scheme to encourage more small scale landowners to take up grants. The measures are designed to provide more stability and simplicity for the...

NEWS

02 January 2019

Communities to have greater say in protecting local trees

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to create greater protections for trees in urban areas. The proposals would ensure councils can’t cut down street trees without first consulting communities. The measures reflect the important role trees in towns and cities play in improving our health and wellbeing, as well as providing...

NEWS

01 January 2019

The role of urban trees and greenspaces in reducing urban air temperatures

Cities and towns are often affected by the urban heat island effect, whereby air temperatures are higher than those in surrounding rural environments. This Research Note describes the negative impact that elevated urban temperatures can have on human thermal comfort and health and how urban green infrastructure can help lessen...