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06 Dec 2023
The failure to meet tree planting targets in Scotland - and the reasons for that - have been highlighted in an article by Confor Chief Executive Stuart Goodall.
05 Dec 2023
A Perthshire forestry company welcomed the local MSP to hear about the growth of its business - and the potential for further expansion in the industry to deliver major economic and environmental benefits to rural Scotland.
15 Nov 2023
The latest meeting of the APPG on Forestry and Tree Planting has heard how the upcoming National Wood Strategy for England can deliver practical actions to put timber production at the heart of future forestry policy-making.
03 Nov 2023
Confor has welcomed positive changes to the major land management schemes for forestry - the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) and Countryside Stewardship (CS) - announced this week by Defra and the Forestry Commission.
11 Oct 2023
The forestry and wood industry is extremely well-placed to take advantage of the economic agenda outlined by the Labour Party.
12 Sep 2023
First Minister Humza Yousaf issued his first Programme for Government on 5 September.
24 Jul 2023
Confor's National Manager for Wales has called on the Welsh Government and farming unions to collaborate with the forestry sector to evolve and deliver on farm planting targets.
19 Jul 2023
A new EAC report sets out the case for putting timber production back at the heart of forestry policymaking.
28 Jun 2023
Confor has welcomed a new CCC report that calls for urgent action to tackle the continued policy failure on tree planting in the UK.
22 Jun 2023
Confirmation was received on 19 June that Asulox has been granted an Emergency Approval for 2023 in England only. Approval authorisation for use in Scotland and Wales has been refused.
15 Jun 2023
Tree planting rates across the UK are still way off target - despite increasing evidence that a steep increase in planting is needed to meet climate change targets and stimulate rural economies.
Tree planting rates in Scotland must increase quickly after a “truly worrying” dip - to ensure Scotland’s rural economy doesn’t suffer and to get the 2045 target date for net zero emissions of greenhouse gases back on track.