Scotland’s Native Woodlands Put on the Map

Scotland’s Native Woodlands Put on the Map

Today Scotland’s first complete map and dataset of native woodlands has been unveiled. The map is the result of the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS), a project carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland, which has taken 8 years to complete. Thought to be the most comprehensive habitat survey project ever carried out in the […]

Scots Pine is Voted Scottish National Tree

Scots Pine is Voted Scottish National Tree

Scots Pine is Voted Scottish National Tree It was announced yesterday evening that the new Scottish national tree, as decided by the public, is the Scots Pine. In a consultation of 4,500 people, which spanned 3 months, the Scots Pine was the clear favourite, with over 52 per cent (2,374) of all responses opting for […]

Forestry Commission Announce Budget Boost to Aid Tree Disease Fight

Forestry Commission Announce Budget Boost to Aid Tree Disease Fight

Forestry Commission Announce Budget Boost to Aid Tree Disease Fight   The fight against a killer tree disease now particularly affecting all of Galloway has been given a £1m boost in the Scottish Government’s budget. Forestry Commission Scotland announced this week that additional funding has been allocated to help Scotland’s efforts to tackle Phytophthora ramorum […]

Institute of Chartered Foresters Welcomes New President

Institute of Chartered Foresters Welcomes New President

Institute of Chartered Foresters Welcomes New President The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) is pleased to announce that Professor Julian Evans OBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FICFor, formerly its Vice President, has been elected President by members at their recent AGM and national conference in Glasgow. A Fellow of the Institute, Julian graduated with a degree […]