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08 Dec 2016
MPs from all parties urged the UK Government to do more to meet its tree planting targets at a Westminster Hall debate which put forestry at the heart of the political agenda.
07 Dec 2016
The Westminster Government's aspiration to plant 11 million trees a year to increase woodland cover in England is achievable - but the current grants system cannot even deliver 11 million trees in FIVE years.
06 Dec 2016
The prestigious newspaper The Guardian has picked up on the issue of forest loss in England, providing a priceless media platform for both Confor and the Woodland Trust to highlight concerns over the lack of tree planting in England.
02 Dec 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has encouraged people to support Scotland’s rural economy by buying home-grown Christmas trees this year.
A debate on tree planting will examine the reasons why the UK Government is seven years behind schedule in meeting its planting targets.
01 Dec 2016
Confor has pledged to continue working with all relevant parties to resolve the impasse over FSC International's rejection of the revised UKWAS forest standards.
30 Nov 2016
The convener of the Scottish Parliament's rural economy committee has pledged to ensure that funding is in place to hit the Scottish Government's tree planting targets.
25 Nov 2016
Forestry is now seen as a high political priority in Scotland for the first time in decades, with its scale and importance to the economy much better understood at Holyrood, according to Confor's Chief Executive.
17 Nov 2016
The current rate of woodland creation in England means the Government will be seven years late in hitting its 11 million trees target, Confor has calculated.
16 Nov 2016
From 01 January 2017, all BSL suppliers will have to pay to have authorised fuels on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL).