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One Year On – Forestry Policy Statement

One Year On – a lot done, more to do On Wednesday, a meeting of the Forestry Forum were presented with ‘One Year On’, a government policy statement outlining their effectiveness over the last 12 months in implementing the Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement in England. One year ago, 36 commitments were made to the […]

Phytophthora ramorum in Wales – Disease Management Strategy

Phytophthora ramorum in Wales – Disease Management Strategy The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, has recently launched a new strategy to manage the outbreak of Phytophthora ramorum, a tree disease that has been spreading widely among larch in western Britain and Ireland. The aim of the strategy has is to manage the spread of […]

Forest Rangers of the Future

Forest Rangers of the Future Forestry Commission in Southern England has launched a new schools competition to find a Forest Ranger of the Future. The competition, which aims to get English youngsters interested in forestry, is open to primary and secondary school children. In addition to the chance to be Forestry Commission Forest Ranger for […]

Responses to Glastir Consultation

ICF Collects Member Responses to Glastir Consultation The Institute of Chartered Foresters is collecting views from its Welsh members to proposals for the Glastir scheme, part of the Rural Development Plan for Wales, 2014 – 2020. The Glastir scheme will form the main mechanism for the support of woodland management and tree planting in Wales […]

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 […]