25 Year Environment Plan

The government have issued their 25 year Environment Plan which includes increasing woodland in England in line with our aspiration of 12% cover by 2060: this would involve planting 180,000 hectares by end of 2042. “A Green Future: Our 25 […]

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The National Forest confirms ash dieback disease

The first case of the tree disease ash die back has been confirmed in The National Forest. The disease was found at three sites between Albert Village and Moira, in Leicestershire, near to the Derbyshire town of Swadlincote. Ash dieback […]

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STOP PRESS – More forests and wood?

The results of the 2013 National Forest Inventory are expected at end-March/early April. Further information will be included in April’s Forestry and Timber News. At this time there is still some work to do to validate and verify the data […]

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Combating Climate Change – a role for UK forests

The Sir David Read report ‘Combating Climate Change – a role for UK forests’ can be read here. It states: “Woodlands planted since 1990, coupled to an enhanced woodland creations programme of 23 200ha per year (14,840ha additional to the 8360ha per […]

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