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27 May 2020
Confor has described a BBC reply to a complaint about a story claiming UK forests could do more harm than good as “cursory” - and says it does not consider the matter closed.
26 May 2020
The APF 2020 will be postponed to 23-25 September 2021. The next Confor Woodland Show will move to autumn 2022.
20 May 2020
The forestry and wood sector must be treated as an important industry in its own right - so it can help to lead the green recovery after Covid-19, a webinar heard.
13 May 2020
A selection of latest Health and Safety updates provided by FISA
07 May 2020
The forestry sector faces real challenges in bringing through a new generation of contractors as the effects of Covid-19 impact on training, a Confor webinar was told.
06 May 2020
Increased tree planting has been identified as a key plank of a green recovery from Covid-19 in a letter to the Prime Minister by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
28 Apr 2020
Confor has asked the UK Forestry Minister to review and update the Government Timber Procurement Policy - amid concerns it creates problems for small woodland owners and can be a barrier to sustainable management.
27 Apr 2020
The winning essays in Confor's #TheFutureIsForestry essay prize have been published - you can read them and watch the winning videos too by clicking the link below.
24 Apr 2020
More than 50 members from across the UK and the whole supply chain joined Confor's first-ever webinar - on the industry’s response to Covid-19 and its wide-ranging impacts.
21 Apr 2020
New measures have come into effect to safeguard the UK, and its forestry and horticulture industries, from a range of pests and diseases, including Xylella fastidiosa and exotic beetles which can kill ash trees.