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26 Jun 2020
Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith will speak and take questions about the England Tree Strategy at the next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting.
25 Jun 2020
Tree planting policy has failed outside Scotland, according to the UK Government's independent advisers on climate change in a hard-hitting assessment published today, which also provided welcome recognition of the role of wood in construction.
24 Jun 2020
The government’s consultation on Environmental Land Management (ELM) has now reopened for responses until Friday 31st July.
19 Jun 2020
Confor has welcomed the recognition that the new England Tree Strategy will require “an unprecedented increase in afforestation” to deliver on its objectives.
17 Jun 2020
Do you need a technician or engineer from abroad? Government has confirmed they will not have to comply with quarantine rules.
11 Jun 2020
Confor has warned the UK Government that it will fail to meet its planting targets unless it makes rapid progress in getting many more trees into the ground in England.
Just under 11,000 hectares of new woodland were created in Scotland last year, new figures revealed today.
10 Jun 2020
Confor has paid a warm tribute to Sandy Brownlie CBE, one of the founding figures of the forestry and timber industry, who has died at the age of 84.
03 Jun 2020
The Chairman of the All-Party Group on Forestry and Tree Planting has written to the UK Government to add the APPG’s support to accelerated tree planting - and action to increase the use of wood in construction.
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.