ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods

ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods

ICF Member Takes on Big Role at Small Woods Small Woods, the national woodland charity based in the West Midlands, has announced a new CEO who will take up the post in May. Mike Bentley, a Professional member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Small Woods Association. […]

Trees, People and the Built Environment II

Trees, People and the Built Environment II

Trees, People and the Built Environment II – Dates Announced for 2014 Following on from a highly successful event in 2011, we are pleased to announce that the second ‘Trees, People and the Built Environment’, an international urban trees research conference, will return to Birmingham on 2 and 3 April, 2014. View the Conference Website >> […]

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 […]

Government Considers Ban on Ash Tree Movements

Government Considers Ban on Ash Tree Movements

The United Kingdom Government is considering legislation to ban the movement of ash trees from areas where the destructive Chalara dieback disease of ash trees might be present, the Forestry Commission and the Food & Environment Research agency (Fera) announced today. The announcement follows the discovery of ash trees infected by the Chalara fraxinea fungus […]

Information on Chalara Dieback in Ash Trees

Information on Chalara Dieback in Ash Trees

Information on Chalara Dieback in Ash Trees Chalara dieback of ash trees has been found in four tree nurseries in England and at three sites which were recently planted with ash trees – at a Forestry Commission Scotland woodland west of Glasgow, at a Leicester car park, and in the grounds of a South Yorkshire […]

Latest National Statistics on Forestry Released

Latest National Statistics on Forestry Released

Latest National Statistics on Forestry Released The latest National Statistics on forestry produced by the Forestry Commission were released today, 27 September 2012, in accordance with the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. Detailed statistics are published in the web publication ‘Forestry Statistics 2012’, and an extract of these is published in ‘Forestry Facts […]

English Public Ready to Fight for Forests

English Public Ready to Fight for Forests

English Public Ready to Fight for Forests Our Forests together with 38 Degrees have released the results of a survey which suggests that just under 90% of the English public are ready campaign against the Government in the event that concerns about England’s public woods and forests are not alleviated. In response to the survey, […]