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NEWS

29 March 2019

Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme Opening for Bids

Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme The Glastir Woodland Creation Scheme which provides financial support for new planting and restoration of woodland will be open to bids from 1st April 2019. The scheme was created to increase the area of new woodlands in Wales by offering financial assistance for new tree planting. David Edwards,...

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Young foresters have been urged to shape the future of the profession - and the planet - by entering Confor's essay and video prize 2019. https://buff.ly/2WBXph1 #TheFutureisForestry #ThinkGlobalPlantLocal...

NEWS

28 March 2019

New edition of good practice guide to prevent diffuse pollution in forests

A 2nd edition of a hugely popular on-the-ground guide for forest workers has been released, to help protect Scotland’s rivers and streams from pollution. The pocket sized booklet called ‘Know the Rules’ conveys straightforward messages for all those who work in forests to protect water quality. It is accompanied by a...

NEWS

18 March 2019

The HS2 Woodland Fund is Back

Creating New Woodland Targeted grant funding will be available from March 2019 to March 2023 to support native woodland planting and restoration schemes within a 'green corridor' alongside the course of the railway in England. The HS2 Woodland Fund initially opened on a ‘first come, first served’ basis in February 2018, with...

NEWS

13 March 2019

Funding for research to tackle weevil menace

Five companies have each been awarded up to £30,000 research funding to develop new techniques for managing the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) - the most serious pest of newly planted young trees in Scotland. The companies - applicants to an open innovation competition from Forest Enterprise Scotland and launched by...

NEWS

12 March 2019

INSPIRATIONAL SCHOOL PRAISED AHEAD OF 'TREE OSCARS'

A school has been hailed as “inspirational” for two memorial tree planting projects – ahead of the annual celebration of Scotland's finest forests and most wonderful woods. St Marys School in Melrose won the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ schools category in 2018 and used the £500 prize money to plant a...