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12 Aug 2020
A funding package to stimulate woodland creation in Wales in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has been welcomed by Confor.
11 Aug 2020
Confor has welcomed the recognition that the new England Tree Strategy will require “an unprecedented increase in afforestation” to deliver on its objectives.
30 Jul 2020
A timely piece of work that really drives home the importance of professional advice post planting on the importance of active management.
21 Jul 2020
Planting and managing trees in the UK to produce wood can deliver biodiversity benefits as well as playing a vital role in the fight against climate change, a new report argues.
14 Jul 2020
Confor is at the heart of a new industry campaign to showcase timber’s environmental credentials.
10 Jul 2020
Confor has welcomed a new £2 million funding pot from Scottish Forestry to help tree nurseries, small forestry businesses and farmers play their part in creating more woodland across Scotland.
08 Jul 2020
Lord Goldsmith urged farmers and landowners to join a "colossal endeavour" to deliver a huge increase in afforestation in England, to meet tree planting targets and deliver a wide range of economic and environmental benefits.
25 Jun 2020
Tree planting policy has failed outside Scotland, according to the UK Government's independent advisers on climate change in a hard-hitting assessment published today, which also provided welcome recognition of the role of wood in construction.
24 Jun 2020
The government’s consultation on Environmental Land Management (ELM) has now reopened for responses until Friday 31st July.
17 Jun 2020
Do you need a technician or engineer from abroad? Government has confirmed they will not have to comply with quarantine rules.