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07 Dec 2021
A fuller picture of the impact of Storm Arwen should be available later this week when satellite images reveal more clearly how badly forests and woodlands have been affected.
22 Nov 2021
Confor has congratulated Wildland Cairngorms after the project was named as the winner of the Forestry and Woodland prize at the Nature of Scotland Awards 2021.
18 Nov 2021
Draft consultation response for use by others as well as key considerations which still need addressed.
16 Nov 2021
A senior politician heard about the large and growing demand for construction timber on a visit to a sawmill and timber design plant in southern Scotland.
09 Nov 2021
A Scottish Government minister has joined Confor on a visit to the Zero Carbon Home at COP26 to understand more about the enormous potential of building with home-grown wood.
03 Nov 2021
The chairman of a parliamentary committee looking into tree planting has said there needs to be a stronger focus on productive forestry.
27 Oct 2021
An international wood manifesto making the case to politicians for a much greater use of wood in both construction and renovation has been launched ahead of the global environmental summit COP26 in Glasgow.
20 Oct 2021
Confirmed finding of the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis, following routine Forestry Commission plant health surveillance activities.
01 Oct 2021
November 2021 Inverness (NOW FULL) and March 2022 Ayrshire
27 Sep 2021
Update on recent outbreaks in Kent and East Sussex.