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09 Aug 2022
The England Woodland Creation Offer will become part of the Local Nature Recovery scheme – one of the new environmental land management (ELM) schemes – from 2025.
27 Jul 2022
New Westminster inquiry will examine the link between a thriving UK forestry and wood industry, and tackling global deforestation.
01 Jul 2022
Aerial and ground-based use of ‘Asulox’ (Asulam) has been given Emergency Approval for the control of bracken only.
30 Jun 2022
Forestry, conservation and government organisations have come together to reaffirm their commitment to work together to promote the importance of adapting trees, woods and forests to climate change.
16 Jun 2022
The UK Government has been accused of "a total economic and environmental policy failure" after new tree planting figures showed it is still not even halfway to hitting the target it set in December 2019.
Scotland is planting more than 75% of all new woodland in the UK, according to new planting statistics released today - but industry leaders said there was still “work to do” after a slight fall in the area of trees planted.
26 May 2022
The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has called for more timber use in construction to reduce carbon emissions.
24 May 2022
Following on from the publication of our manifesto, 'The Future is Forestry', Louise Cullen spoke to Stuart Goodall about what needs to be done.
23 May 2022
Leading nature charities, trade bodies and the Government have committed to improving public engagement with plant health and biosecurity in a major new agreement announced at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.