Forestry

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

DEFRA’s labour shortfall survey – deadline approaches

DEFRA’s labour shortfall survey – deadline approaches

The closing date for completion of a Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) survey that will assess...

November 15, 2021

Glenarm Forest is NI’s first accredited QCC forest conservation project

Glenarm Forest is NI’s first accredited QCC forest conservation project

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced Glenarm Forest as Northern Ireland’s first accredited Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) conservation forest. Minister...

November 9, 2021

COP26: Over 100 leaders commit to end deforestation by 2030

COP26: Over 100 leaders commit to end deforestation by 2030

More than 100 leaders have committed to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, at day one...

November 2, 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

Forestry Commission to act on new tree disease found in Cornwall

Forestry Commission to act on new tree disease found in Cornwall

Woodland managers, landowners, the forest industry and tree nurseries are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC)...

October 20, 2021

Views sought on new Corporate Plan for FLS

Views sought on new Corporate Plan for FLS

Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has announced it is consulting on its new, three-year Corporate Plan. Setting out the organisation’s...

October 11, 2021

Forestry Commission to simplify licence application process

Forestry Commission to simplify licence application process

In response to pests and disease outbreaks, and public safety risks, the Forestry Commission has announced it is taking action...

September 26, 2021

Labour shortage: Will we have enough Xmas trees this year?

Labour shortage: Will we have enough Xmas trees this year?

A UK Christmas tree retailer has warned of a potential shortage of real trees this year, due to the on-going...

September 24, 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

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

Forestry director given 11-year ban after fraudulently claiming £635,000

Forestry director given 11-year ban after fraudulently claiming £635,000

A Birmingham-based forestry director has been issued with an 11-year ban after fraudulently claiming £635,000 in government forestry grants. From...

March 5, 2021

Northern Ireland’s forestry development sector in peril

Northern Ireland’s forestry development sector in peril

Restrictions on the importation of young trees from Great Britain (GB) is putting Northern Ireland’s struggling forestry development programme at...

March 2, 2021

Forestry values surge in ‘astonishing’ year for the sector

Forestry values surge in ‘astonishing’ year for the sector

The forestry market has had an “astonishing year” with competitive bidding seeing average values rise significantly and the total value...

November 25, 2020

BSW Group announces takeover of Dick Brothers Forestry

BSW Group announces takeover of Dick Brothers Forestry

The UK’s largest integrated sawmilling and forestry business BSW Group has announced a takeover of Dick Brothers Forestry Limited. Dick Brothers...

November 13, 2020

Welsh forest locations earmarked as ‘exemplar sites’

Welsh forest locations earmarked as ‘exemplar sites’

Locations across Wales have been earmarked as “exemplar sites” for the National Forest – a connected network of forests which...

November 4, 2020

New Science and Innovation strategy for forestry published

New Science and Innovation strategy for forestry published

A new Science and Innovation strategy for forestry in Great Britain to support the sector’s long-term future has today (Wednesday,...

October 28, 2020

New evidence ‘appears to link’ Brazilian meat giant to Amazon deforestation

New evidence ‘appears to link’ Brazilian meat giant to Amazon deforestation

New evidence has reportedly emerged that appears to connect JBS – described as the world’s biggest meat company – with...

August 19, 2020