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23 Sep 2020
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15 Sep 2020
Tree planting targets should be enshrined in legislation to display a clear commitment to meeting them. In its response to the England Tree Strategy consultation, forestry and wood trade body Confor says this could be done with an amendment to the Environment Bill.
11 Sep 2020
Confor has carried out surveys of the workforce presently deployed in the forest tree nursery sector, and similarly in the planting and establishment businesses responsible for planting the 130 million trees in the UK each year.
10 Sep 2020
A new funding package of £10 million for the Glastir Woodland Scheme in Wales will further boost confidence in the sector, Confor's National Manager believes.
Creating more forests and managing woodlands better has been identified as the top policy recommendation to remove greenhouse gases and accelerate the UK's path towards net zero emissions by 2050.
02 Sep 2020
Lord Duncan of Springbank, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and former MEP, has been named as the independent Chair of Confor.
Members are urged to review the draft and comment by Tuesday 8th September.
01 Sep 2020
Pledges to drive up tree planting and wood use to tackle climate change and create jobs have been welcomed by forestry and wood-using trade body Confor.
18 Aug 2020
The forestry and wood industry's response to the England Tree Strategy consultation must be consistent and concise, to show why the economics of growing timber add up and how social and environmental benefits follow.
17 Aug 2020
New figures for woodland creation applications in Wales show "enormous hunger" to plant trees among farmers and landowners.