Grown in Britain Announce A Way Forward for UK Forests and Woodland

Grown in Britain Announce A Way Forward for UK Forests and Woodland

At an event in the House of Lords yesterday, 15 October, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson received the first report from Grown in Britain, an initiative created six months ago with a mission to kick start a sustainable future for the UK’s forests and woodland Welcomed by Government following the recommendation by the Independent Panel on […]

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Expert Taskforce Publish Final report In the last few years, several new or previously unrecognised pests and pathogens have emerged as significant risks to the UK’s plants, including trees in woodlands, commercial forests and in the urban environment. Given this background, Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser established an independent, expert Taskforce […]

ICF Joins Call on Government to Prevent Forestry Commission Merger

ICF Joins Call on Government to Prevent Forestry Commission Merger

ICF Joins Call on Government to Prevent Forestry Commission Merger In an open letter to Owen Paterson, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the ICF and other leading bodies concerned with the management of England’s woodlands have joined forces to call on the Government to keep Forestry Commission England as a distinct […]

ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision

ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision

 Defra have announced the Government’s formal response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report, published in July 2012. ICF Welcomes Government’s Willingness to Embrace Independent Panel on Forestry’s Vision  Commenting on the Government’s Forestry Policy Statement published by Defra on Thursday 31 January, Shireen Chambers FICFor, Executive Director of the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), […]

Defra Announce Government’s Response to Independent Panel on Forestry Report

Defra Announce Government’s Response to Independent Panel on Forestry Report

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson today announced a new public body will be established to protect forests for future generations: Defra Announce Government’s Response to Independent Panel on Forestry’s Report This new, independent public body will hold in trust the nation’s publicly-owned forests and, alongside the continuing work of the Forestry Commission, this new body will […]