December 15, 2018

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  • man planting a tree

    Guidance offered to help tree planting schemes

    Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution. Developed as part of a research programme funded by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the new ammonia capture package includes advice on which tree species will thrive in different parts of the UK,what distance to plant trees from animal housing and in what configuration. An online calculator, meanwhile, is designed to give farmers an estimate of the percentage of ammonia that they will be able to recapture.Estimated capture benefits are calculated for long-term plantings of up…

  • Tree planting

    Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

    Government advisers call for radical changes, including turning farmland into forests Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but also help to limit the more frequent floods expected with global warming. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said land currently used to produce food would need to be converted to woodland, growing crops to produce energy and for new homes to accommodate the growing population. Up to 17% of cropland and 30% of grassland could be…

  • beetle

    Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent

    The Forestry Commission is acting on the tree pest eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) which has been discovered in Kent Woodland managers, land owners, the forest industry and tree nurseries that supply mature conifer specimens are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission identified a breeding population of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in Kent. This was as part of routine surveillance activity. The beetles have been discovered in a woodland setting, the government contingency plan has been initiated and the Forestry Commission has been designated the competent body for the outbreak. Movement restrictions have been…

  • landowners

    Landowners stress they want less interference over what trees to plant where

    Scottish Land & Estates – which represents landowners, rural businesses and rural professionals – said it wants greater acknowledgement from the government that there will be “conflicts around land use choices.” It fears the development of combined strategies “which dictate what a land use should be.” SLE said an integrated land use strategy which underpins forestry, farming and other sectors remains a challenge. It has responded to the consultation on Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-29 which was undertaken by the Scottish Government. The organisation said it supported efforts to promote and develop sustainable forestry, but recognised achieving consensus over different land…

  • forest school

    Green-fingered pupils plant trees for their forest school

    Pupils at Greenford Church of England Primary School in Maiden Newtonhelped plant 240 trees for their forest school area. Forest school is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Every child at Greenford School planted a tree on the school grounds. The Woodland Trust donated trees for this project. Mr Masters, one of Greenford’s parents, who is a West Dorset Reserves Warden at Dorset Wildlife Trust, planned and mapped out the new area and then led a team of volunteers to help each child plant a tree. Jo Ashley, school secretary,…

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man planting a tree

Guidance offered to help tree planting schemes

Dec 11, 2018

Farmers are being offered help to improve tree planting schemes to make them more effective at capturing airborne ammonia and reducing air pollution. Developed as part of a research programme funded by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the new ammonia capture package includes advice on which tree species will thrive in different parts of the UK,what distance to plant trees from animal housing and in what configuration. An online calculator, meanwhile, is designed to give farmers an estimate of the percentage of ammonia that they will be able to recapture.Estimated capture benefits are calculated for long-term plantings of up…

Tree planting

Tree planting in UK ‘must double to tackle climate change’

Dec 11, 2018

Government advisers call for radical changes, including turning farmland into forests Tree planting must double by 2020 as part of radical changes to land use in the UK, according to the government’s advisers on climate change. New forests would lock up carbon but also help to limit the more frequent floods expected with global warming. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said land currently used to produce food would need to be converted to woodland, growing crops to produce energy and for new homes to accommodate the growing population. Up to 17% of cropland and 30% of grassland could be…

beetle

Forestry Commission act on tree pest detected in Kent

Dec 11, 2018

The Forestry Commission is acting on the tree pest eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) which has been discovered in Kent Woodland managers, land owners, the forest industry and tree nurseries that supply mature conifer specimens are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission identified a breeding population of the eight-toothed spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in Kent. This was as part of routine surveillance activity. The beetles have been discovered in a woodland setting, the government contingency plan has been initiated and the Forestry Commission has been designated the competent body for the outbreak. Movement restrictions have been…

landowners

Landowners stress they want less interference over what trees to plant where

Dec 4, 2018

Scottish Land & Estates – which represents landowners, rural businesses and rural professionals – said it wants greater acknowledgement from the government that there will be “conflicts around land use choices.” It fears the development of combined strategies “which dictate what a land use should be.” SLE said an integrated land use strategy which underpins forestry, farming and other sectors remains a challenge. It has responded to the consultation on Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-29 which was undertaken by the Scottish Government. The organisation said it supported efforts to promote and develop sustainable forestry, but recognised achieving consensus over different land…

forest school

Green-fingered pupils plant trees for their forest school

Dec 4, 2018

Pupils at Greenford Church of England Primary School in Maiden Newtonhelped plant 240 trees for their forest school area. Forest school is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Every child at Greenford School planted a tree on the school grounds. The Woodland Trust donated trees for this project. Mr Masters, one of Greenford’s parents, who is a West Dorset Reserves Warden at Dorset Wildlife Trust, planned and mapped out the new area and then led a team of volunteers to help each child plant a tree. Jo Ashley, school secretary,…

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Tree company gives away free Christmas trees

Dec 4, 2018

KEIGHLEY Tree Services has again donated free Christmas trees to local organisations. The company on Halifax Road, Cross Roads, asked customers to nominate worthy causes on its Facebook page, and attracted dozens of suggestions. This year’s beneficiaries are Stanbury Village School, Lees Primary School, Cancer Support Keighley and Haworth Riding for the Disabled. Lisa Balderstone responded that Stanbury School was very grateful, adding: “The tree will be enjoyed by the children in school until the end of term and will then be taken to Stanbury Church for the village to enjoy.” Lees Primary School has also thanks Keighley Tree Services…