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21 May 2019

£10 Million Plan to Plant 130,000 Trees Across England's Towns & Cities

A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today. Through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, grants will be made available over the next two years to green urban areas and help meet the government’s target to plant...

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25 April 2019

Confor's #TheFutureIsForestry prize will be launched in June

Confor's expanded #TheFutureIsForestry prize will be launched in June - with an added competition for film-makers. The prize invites students and young professionals to create a short film or write an essay on the future of the industry - with £500 for the best essay and the best video. The subject for...

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24 April 2019

The UK Loggers Competition

Tilhill Forestry are proud to have supported the UK Loggers (UKL) competition and training day hosted by Coleg Cambria Llysfasi. 11 students took part in the competition and were involved in challenges including tree felling, combined cuts, fitting a new chain, precision cuts and more. The event was well attended by current...

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23 April 2019

New faces to advise forestry agencies in the future

Six new non-executive advisers have been appointed to strengthen the work of the new agencies, Scottish Forestry and Forestry and Land Scotland, which were established on 1st April this year. The advisers have been chosen for their specific experience and expertise in a range of corporate skills to add to the...

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12 April 2019

Greening up Scottish coalfield sites will revitalise communities

A long-term project to breathe new life into former coal mining sites in the central belt of Scotland will see up to five million trees being planted, opening up new green places and revitalising communities. The transformation of the sites will be led by new Scottish Government agency Forestry and Land...

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10 April 2019

‘Think Global, Plant Local’ to tackle climate change

The UK Government has been urged to ‘Think Global, Plant Local’ to start tackling the damaging effects of climate change. Independent advisers have told the Government that planting trees and building with wood is a “simple, low-cost option” to remove large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere - a message also...

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01 April 2019

Wood properties and uses of Scots Pine in Britain

A new research report highlighting the qualities of timber from Scots pine and promoting its greater use has been published by Forest Research (FR) and the Forestry Commission. Authored by FR’s Dr Paul McLean, who specialises in functional biomechanics of trees, biometrics and the growth of trees for forest products, the...

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01 April 2019

Cereals 2019 Themes Announced

Cereals 2019, hosted by Comexposium & Prysm Group on 12-13 June 2019, will include content around several major themes that are of concern to the UK arable farming industry including Preparing for Change:  What can we do to safeguard UK farming?; Managing Innovation & Technology:  Insights from the cutting edge...

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29 March 2019

New guidance for foresters on protecting water quality

Protecting the water environment during forest operations is the focus of a new Forestry Commission Practice Guide. Providing advice to forest managers, planners, practitioners and supervisors on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment, the guide will help ensure that they comply with the UK...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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28 February 2019

Pivotal year will provide vibrant future for forestry

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has said that conditions for growth and success in the forestry and timber sector have “never been better”. The message comes in a pivotal year as forestry becomes fully devolved to Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament. Speaking at this year’s Confor dinner, Mr Ewing announced a...

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19 February 2019

ICF unlocking the potential of future foresters

ICF unlocking the potential of future foresters Lisa Prior, Vice President of the International Forestry Students’ Association, has been confirmed for the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ (ICF) national conference in Oxford this April. Lisa will talk about how we get the next generation to connect to the outdoors in a technology...

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19 February 2019

Minister sees wide benefits of modern forestry

A Scottish Government minister has today seen at first hand how large-scale tree planting is helping to protect communities from flooding - as part of a range of environmental and economic benefits delivered by modern forests in Scotland.Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment, visited Jerah...

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19 February 2019

Full programme for ICF national conference 2019 in Oxford

Full details of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) national conference programme are now live. With a global theme this year looking at the UK’s role in forestry worldwide, the highlights include speakers from Australia, the United States, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. These...

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15 February 2019

Power Giant Drax and Tilhill Forestry confirmed as Headline Sponsors

Drax Group and Tilhill Forestry are confirmed as the headline sponsors for the UK’s must-attend forestry conference this April in Oxford. The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is also pleased to announce that its Twitter Wall sponsor, Sorbus International, and conference brochure sponsor, Forest Research, have confirmed their support for...

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06 February 2019

New Forestry Strategy sets out long term vision

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, today launched a new Strategy that will help to secure the long-term success and sustainability of Scotland’s forestry sector. Scotland’s Forestry Strategy sets out the government’s approach over the next 10 years to expand, protect and enhance Scotland’s forests and woodlands. The strategy seeks...

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02 February 2019

Unsung forestry heroes to be recognised

The men of the British Honduran Forestry Unit (BHFU), who travelled 5,000 miles to keep Scotland’s timber supplies alive during WW2, are to be recognised for their heroic contribution. Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has written to the Belize High Commissioner to thank the country’s citizens for their efforts.  He has also...