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21 Aug 2019
Forestry students and young professionals have been urged to shape the future of the profession - and the planet - by entering Confor’s essay and video prize 2019.
19 Aug 2019
Confor has urged the new ministerial team at Defra to work with the industry to drive up tree planting rates significantly to tackle the damaging effects of climate change.
25 Jul 2019
A grant pot of £2 million for new woodland creation has been announced by Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, following pressure from Confor to demonstrate Welsh Government commitment to planting trees.
17 Jul 2019
Press Release from the Deer Initiative
16 Jul 2019
Forestry has a crucial role to play in future sustainable land management in Wales and can deliver on a range of economic and environmental outcomes identified in a Welsh Government consultation.
15 Jul 2019
Confor has welcomed strengthened measures on the import of oak into England that are to be introduced to protect trees from the threat of Oak Processionary Moth (OPM).
04 Jul 2019
Greenpeace used 2500 UK-grown logs - donated by Confor member BSW Timber - for an educational installation at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
01 Jul 2019
Plans for a Forestry Innovation Centre covering the north of England and south of Scotland have been unveiled as part of a major funding package worth almost £400 million.
Raymond Henderson of Bidwells and Confor’s Jamie Farquhar are involved in the Sporting Rates Advisers’ Working Group (SRAWG). An update briefing by kind permission of Scottish Land & Estates.
21 Jun 2019
Young people in Scotland understand the value of trees and the huge role they can play in tackling climate change to safeguard the future of our planet, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told an awards ceremony today.