Forestry

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

Emergency legislation introduced on imports of pine and cedar trees

Emergency legislation introduced on imports of pine and cedar trees

Emergency legislation restricting the movement of pine and cedar trees into Great Britain to help protect against the imminent threat...

April 28, 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

New measures announced to combat spreading tree disease

New measures announced to combat spreading tree disease

The Forestry Commission has today (Thursday, April 14) introduced new measures to combat the spread of the tree disease Phytophthora...

April 14, 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

Forestry sector apprenticeship programme announced

Forestry sector apprenticeship programme announced

A new three-year apprenticeship programme for the forestry sector has been announced today (Monday, February 7) by the Forestry Commission...

February 7, 2022

More cases of Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

More cases of Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

New cases of the tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis have been confirmed in Talybont-on-Ust, Mynydd Du and Radnor. P. pluvialis was...

February 2, 2022

Farmers and landowners encouraged to Put Down Roots

Farmers and landowners encouraged to Put Down Roots

A new drive to encourage farmers and landowners across England to plant and manage more trees has been launched today...

January 25, 2022

Forestry Commission takes action to combat tree disease

Forestry Commission takes action to combat tree disease

The Forestry Commission (FC) has introduced new measures to take combat the spread of the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis. The...

January 20, 2022

Non-native conifer plantations  may negatively impact red squirrels – study

Non-native conifer plantations may negatively impact red squirrels – study

Conservation strategies in the UK and Ireland that favour non-native conifer plantations are likely to negatively impact red squirrels, according...

January 12, 2022

FLS to introduce biodegradable tree shelters

FLS to introduce biodegradable tree shelters

Following up on one of its Climate Change Plan commitments to reduce its plastic waste, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS)...

January 4, 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

Forest industry bodies untie to asses impact of Storm Arwen

Forest industry bodies untie to asses impact of Storm Arwen

Scottish Forestry is working with Confor and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) to fully assess the impact that Storm Arwen...

December 14, 2021

NFU Scotland meets with Secretary Gougeon to discuss woodland integration

NFU Scotland meets with Secretary Gougeon to discuss woodland integration

NFU Scotland has stated that it remains fully supportive of the integration of woodlands into farm businesses, recognising the multiple...

December 14, 2021

Tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

Tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis confirmed in Wales

A case of the tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis has been confirmed in Wales for the first time. The fungal-like pathogen...

December 14, 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

Scottish forests begin to reopen to the public after Storm Arwen

Scottish forests begin to reopen to the public after Storm Arwen

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) is beginning to open up some of the national forests to visitors after Storm Arwen...

December 6, 2021

Scottish gov invest £550,000 in pest management solution

Scottish gov invest £550,000 in pest management solution

The Scottish government has invested £550,000 into a small device that aims to act as a solution to pest management in...

November 30, 2021