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24 May 2017
"Woodlands are to be used, not just admired." That was the positive conclusion about the value of modern, mixed forestry from presenter Tom Heap at the end of Radio 4's Costing The Earth programme on Future Forests.
18 May 2017
Confor has welcomed a commitment in the Conservative Party's election manifesto to honour its pledge of planting 11 million trees by 2020.
15 May 2017
Confor has delivered a five-point forestry action plan to create rural jobs, tackle climate change, build homes and protect wildlife in its manifesto for the UK Government election.
11 May 2017
Forestry Commission Annual Claims 2017/18 deadline is 15 May.
Countryside Stewardship (CS) Annual Claims.
FC South West e-alert
The new Scottish Forestry Bill "must aim to build on a £1 billion Scottish success story” by committing to future tree planting targets, the sector’s leading trade body Confor said today.
05 May 2017
Confor has continued its efforts to take the forestry and timber message to a wider audience with an appearance on Radio 4's Farming Today programme.
MSPs Fergus Ewing and Roseanna Cunningham send a letter to Rural Economy and Environment Stakeholders about the ongoing efforts of the Scottish Government to protect Scotland’s interests in Europe during the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union.
03 May 2017
The European Forest Fire Information Service (EFFIS) forecast for the period to 9th May indicates very high fire danger for western, central and southern Scotland and high fire danger for eastern Scotland for the period 2nd - 8th May 2017.
Confor has welcomed moves by the UK Government that will put forestry right at the heart of discussions about Brexit, giving the sector equal status to farming and fisheries.