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04 May 2022
The Government is consulting on the Nature Recovery Green Paper – Protected Sites and Species. We want to include your comments and additions in our response.
29 Apr 2022
All businesses, organisations or sole traders using or storing professional plant protection products (PPPs) or adjuvants in Great Britain must register with Defra, by 22 June 2022.
New targets affecting forestry are being considered as part of the Environment Act 2021. We want to include your comments and additions in our response.
28 Apr 2022
New legislation restricting the movement of pine and cedar trees into Great Britain to help protect against the imminent threat of the Pine Processionary Moth.
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.
25 Apr 2022
Tree planting rates in Northern Ireland are way behind official targets - and radical action is needed to get back on track, politicians have been warned.
21 Apr 2022
A new requirement for the forestry sector will be piloted to combat the threat from pests and diseases and further strengthen UK biosecurity.
04 Apr 2022
Consultation deadline 11th May 2022
30 Mar 2022
Andy Leitch reports on the implementation of the new tax treatment for red diesel.