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30 Mar 2022
Andy Leitch reports on the implementation of the new tax treatment for red diesel.
Conference makes successful return after two year absence, Eamonn Wall reports
01 Feb 2022
Confor’s National manager for Scotland, Jamie Farquhar, retires after 19 years of promoting the benefits of trees and forests. Stuart Goodall reports
After over eight years of working with Confor members to promote the sector, it is time for Confor Communications Manager and FTN Editor Stef Kaiser to move on.
01 Dec 2021
Dr Andrew Cameron of Aberdeen University reviews evidence that expanding productive forests create cost effective carbon sinks and reduce environmental damage to natural forests through timber extraction offsetting.
Stephen Tong, of Tilhill gives advice on how to develop the biodiversity section of an UKWAS compliant management plan.
Harry Stevens addresses an important question: How does your standing timber, when it is cut down, turn into money in your bank and therefore increase the value of forest properties?
01 Oct 2021
The Confor dinner event is back in March 2022!
Vicky West of the Woodland Carbon Code investigates the rapid expansion of the global and UK carbon markets.
Stef Kaiser speaks to Prof Bruce Whitelaw, Professor of Animal Biotechnology at Roslin Institute.