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

Monocultures of conifers can be more resilient to spring drought – study

Monocultures of conifers can be more resilient to spring drought – study

Monocultures of some of the UK’s most economically important conifers may be more resilient to spring drought than mixed-species forests,...

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

New £7.8m tree planting fund launched

New £7.8m tree planting fund launched

A £7.8 million fund to support local authorities with the new staff and expertise needed to kickstart woodland creation and...

June 16, 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

Phytophthora pluvialis tree disease found in Shropshire

Phytophthora pluvialis tree disease found in Shropshire

The Forestry Commission (FC) has confirmed a further finding of the tree disease Phytophthora pluvialis in Shropshire, as well as...

June 10, 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

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