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

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

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

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

£2 million fund to grow Scottish forestry and farm businesses

£2 million fund to grow Scottish forestry and farm businesses

Scottish Forestry is making over £2 million available to tree nurseries, small forestry businesses and farmers to help them gear...

July 14, 2020

Forestry and timber markets face new challenges over the coming years – report

Forestry and timber markets face new challenges over the coming years – report

Global supply chains face unprecedented levels of uncertainty from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. This is according to a...

May 16, 2020