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12 Dec 2023
The UK is “rubbish at planting trees” and needs to draw on the success of the past to turn around the decline, says a Climate Change Committee speaker.
28 Jun 2023
Confor has welcomed a new CCC report that calls for urgent action to tackle the continued policy failure on tree planting in the UK.
13 Dec 2022
The UK Forestry Minister has pledged to drive up productive planting and to “slash the time it takes to plant a tree” in a speech at Confor's policy conference.
27 Apr 2022
The UK is not using enough home-grown timber in construction and must do better, Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith told a parliamentary reception hosted by Confor.
21 Mar 2022
A report into tree planting by a committee of MPs highlights a growing lack of confidence in the UK Government to deliver on both its planting targets and its ability to secure future timber supplies, according to Confor’s Chief Executive Stuart Goodall.
23 Feb 2022
Confor has welcomed strong support for a coordinated approach to increased tree planting and greater wood use by Northern Ireland’s Forestry Minister, Edwin Poots, during a visit to a large wood processing site.
02 Feb 2022
2nd February update - Troubleshooting for windblow app and impact of Storms Corrie and Malik
26 Jan 2022
A significant expansion of productive forests is vital to tackling climate change and reducing pressure on fragile global forests, a respected academic told the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting.
10 Dec 2021
Confor has reacted positively to the forestry funding announced in the new Scottish Government budget.
16 Aug 2021
Confor and its members featured heavily in Radio 4's Farming Today series on forestry, which ran throughout last week.
06 Aug 2021
Experienced communications and engagement professional Maria Bellisimo has joined Confor as its new Policy Officer.
13 Jul 2021
A new era for forestry and wood in Wales is within sight after the Welsh Government issued a “call to arms” to plant millions more trees to tackle climate change.