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28 Apr 2021
Ben Lake MP has been re-elected as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Forestry and Tree Planting at Westminster.
The UK must start planting more forests combining commercial conifer planting with productive broadleaves, to deliver soft and hardwood timber, and carbon and biodiversity benefits.
27 Apr 2021
The SNP has given its backing to planting millions more trees and using more wood in construction to continue Scotland’s 21st century forestry success story.
23 Apr 2021
Confor has analysed the forestry and wood content in the main parties’ manifestos for the Scottish Parliament elections on 6th May.
26 Mar 2021
Confor’s manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections - designed to build on the 21st century success story of forestry and wood - has won cross-party support at a pre-election online hustings event.
17 Mar 2021
Tree planting targets must be enshrined in legislation if they are to be "meaningful and not just aspirational", Confor has stressed - after signing a joint letter calling for greater Government leadership on this vital issue.
10 Mar 2021
Confor welcomes the first phase of the pilot of the Sustainable Farming Incentive. Confor has worked hard to ensure woodland is included in the new Environmental Land Management Scheme and is encouraged on-farm woodland is one of the “standards” for the first pilot.
24 Feb 2021
Timber grown in the UK is perfectly good to use in construction, while wood has a big part to play in renovating properties as well as building new homes, a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Forestry and Tree Planting heard.
22 Feb 2021
Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid 19 the difficult decision has been taken to postpone the APF show for a further year. The plan is for the event to take place on 22-24 September 2022 at Ragley Estate.
04 Feb 2021
Nicola Abbatt reports from the Forest Plastics Group.