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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...

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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...

NEWS

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...

NEWS

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...

NEWS

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...