New Forestry Bill must build on £1 billion success story

11 May 2017

The new Scottish Forestry Bill "must aim to build on a £1 billion Scottish success story” by committing to future tree planting targets, the sector’s leading trade body Confor said today.

Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, said the first new major forestry legislation in Scotland for 50 years must secure the long-term future of an industry which employs well over 25,000 people and also delivers a wide range of environmental and social benefits.