Forestry

Report: Key role of fast-growing conifers in carbon sequestration

Report: Key role of fast-growing conifers in carbon sequestration

An official UK report has highlighted the potential of plantations of fast-growing conifers to sequester extremely high levels of carbon...

August 9, 2022

FC tightens controls to tackle bark beetle tree pest

FC tightens controls to tackle bark beetle tree pest

The demarcated area in the south of England that was put in place to combat the spread of the tree...

July 13, 2022

Industry welcome for reopening of forestry grant schemes in NI

Industry welcome for reopening of forestry grant schemes in NI

Co. Tyrone based Premier Woodlands has welcomed the reopening of the forestry grant schemes in Northern Ireland. These are the...

July 12, 2022

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

Tree planting policy for NI described as ‘not fit for purpose’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading foresters has confirmed the positive potential of tree planting as a frontline response for agriculture,...

June 20, 2022

Smart Forestry control systems from Kronos

Smart Forestry control systems from Kronos

Kronos started life as small smithy situated in the the west of Finland, shoeing horses and helping local farmers fix...

June 16, 2022

Poots reopens forestry grant schemes for 2022

Poots reopens forestry grant schemes for 2022

Northern Ireland Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots, has announced the next stage of the ‘Forests for Our...

June 15, 2022

Woodland projects in England receive £6m from government

Woodland projects in England receive £6m from government

A range of woodland projects across England have received £6 million from the Trees Call to Action Fund to help...

May 30, 2022

Defra and FC open £5.8m tree-health laboratory

Defra and FC open £5.8m tree-health laboratory

A state-of-the art laboratory that will conduct research into tree pests and diseases has been officially opened today (Friday, May...

May 13, 2022

New requirement for forestry sector on tree souring

New requirement for forestry sector on tree souring

A new requirement for the forestry sector will be piloted to combat the threat from pests and diseases and further...

April 20, 2022

Carbon markets continue to expand but call for regulation

Carbon markets continue to expand but call for regulation

The scope of international carbon markets continues to expand with the potential of forestry increasingly recognised in this context. However,...

March 11, 2022

Calls for a review of Northern Ireland’s Forest Service

Calls for a review of Northern Ireland’s Forest Service

A leading forester has called for Northern Ireland’s Forest Service to be reviewed, as a matter of priority. Premier Woodlands...

February 7, 2022

Further measures introduced to stop bark beetle pest spreading

Further measures introduced to stop bark beetle pest spreading

The Forestry Commission has introduced further control measures to prevent the spread of the larger eight-toothed European spruce bark beetle...

December 15, 2021

Concern at delays in processing forestry applications in NI

Concern at delays in processing forestry applications in NI

Premier Woodlands’ managing director, John Hetherington, has expressed frustration at the time its taking the Forest Service in Northern Ireland...

December 7, 2021

New report shows a record-breaking year for the forestry market

New report shows a record-breaking year for the forestry market

The forestry market has seen a record-breaking year, with average values more than double what they were three years ago...

November 23, 2021

New £6 million fund aims to increase woodland cover and create jobs

New £6 million fund aims to increase woodland cover and create jobs

A new fund of £6 million that aims to create jobs, improve access to nature across the country and increase...

November 1, 2021

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

A new study involving researchers at University of Limerick (UL) has highlighted the role that the planting of new commercial...

June 22, 2021

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

SDLP MLAs have called for action to repair Northern Ireland’s woodland after a report published this week warned the UK’s...

April 15, 2021

Forestry England launches woodland creation scheme for landowners

Forestry England launches woodland creation scheme for landowners

A new woodland creation scheme from Forestry England, which offers rent to landowners including public bodies, environmental NGOs and farmers,...

March 31, 2021