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18 Jun 2021
The UK is facing a raw material crisis, and Government policy is not sufficient to increase timber production, Confor’s National Manager for England has told a parliamentary inquiry.
17 Jun 2021
New woodland creation in the UK is flat at just under 13,500 hectares annually, according to official statistics released today - well below 50% of the target of 30,000 hectares which the UK Government has committed to hit by 2024-5.
16 Jun 2021
Confor's National Manager for Wales has urged the new Welsh Government to put forestry and wood at the heart of its efforts to tackle climate change.
09 Jun 2021
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08 Jun 2021
The “insatiable demand for wood products” by 21st century society must be recognised more fully in future tree planting plans in England.
19 May 2021
Confor has praised Fergus Ewing MSP for his deep understanding of the value of forestry and wood to Scotland's economy and environment - as he leaves Ministerial office after 14 years.
18 May 2021
Confor has welcomed the strong focus on green jobs, more wood in construction and skills in the England Trees Action Plan - published today - and pledged to work with the UK Government to ensure that key actions in the plan are delivered.
12 May 2021
Confor has been working with Defra to arrange a members’ meeting to discuss the England Tree Action Plan, and what it means for our industry.
Forestry Minister Lord Goldsmith has agreed to attend and speak at the start of this online event - on Tuesday 8th June, 1-2.15pm.
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.