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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...


The Central Borders team looked at a 2015 direct planted restock on a 45% slope using vegetative propagated Sitka Spruce during a District meeting. These trees are now showing excellent health and vigour on what was a challenging site...


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...


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...


12 March 2019


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...


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...