January 22, 2017

  • Cert government

    Royal Forestry Society gives evidence at Forestry Inquiry

    We need a different approach to grant funding if we are to be able to meet the Government target of 12 % woodland cover in England, RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd has told the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub Committee inquiry into Forestry in England. The RFS shared a witness panel with Beccy Speight, CEO, The Woodland Trust, and Martin Glynn, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters on 10 January. They were invited to give their views on a range of topics including: the government’s woodland creation target; measures to incentivise landowners to bring more woods into active…

  • moffat

    £29,000 boost for community woodlands group

    A Slice of a £220,000 funding grant has been awarded to an outdoor project in Moffat. Moffat Community Woodlands, the new owners of Moffat’s Gallow Hill, have been awarded £29,838 from the SSE Dumfries and Galloway Sustainable Development Fund. The group are delighted to receive the cash boost which will help them develop the 33.4 hectares of land at Gallow Hill. Delighted, the group’s chairman Tom Mulholland said: “This generous grant has helped us to complete purchase, but is also a huge contribution to our plans to restock the hill with broadleaved trees. “On top of that, we can further…

  • cheshire

    Cheshire West and Chester Council supporting community tree planting

    Cheshire West and Chester Council are supporting a community tree planting event this weekend to increase the number of trees in the area. The tree planting takes place at Countess of Chester Country Park, at the rear of the hospital, on Saturday (January 21). The event is being supported by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), the Friends of the Countess of Chester Country Park, the Land Trust and The Mersey Forest. Cllr Louise Gittins, cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, said: “We’ll be planting a variety of young native broadleaf trees on the site to encourage even more wildlife into the country park. We’re keen to…

  • government target

    Confor welcomes huge increase in tree planting targets

    The Scottish Government has revealed plans to increase its annual tree planting target from 10,000 hectares to 15,000 hectares by 2025 – an increase from around 22 million to 33 million trees every year. Leading trade body Confor has welcomed the “enormous ambition” for the forestry and timber sector which employs more than 25,000 people in Scotland and delivers £1 billion in annual economic value. The new targets for woodland creation were revealed to the Scottish Parliament by Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham as part of the Scottish Government’s Draft Climate Change plan. Currently, the target…

  • arboricultural association papers

    Arboricultural Association call for papers for 2017 conference

    A call for papers has been issued for the first International Arboriculture Conference to explore the theme of Biosecurity. The AA National Amenity Conference returns to Exeter University from 10-13 September. Continuing with their vision of collaboration, the Arboricultural Association have announced that this year’s Conference middle day will be presented in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Under the general theme of biosecurity, the Association is inviting submissions for presentations on the following topics: Tree Health Biosecurity Tree species selection Population Resilience and Management Pests and Diseases Ecological/Arboricultural impact assessments Trees and Development Surveying…

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Cert government

Royal Forestry Society gives evidence at Forestry Inquiry

Jan 22, 2017

We need a different approach to grant funding if we are to be able to meet the Government target of 12 % woodland cover in England, RFS Chief Executive Simon Lloyd has told the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub Committee inquiry into Forestry in England. The RFS shared a witness panel with Beccy Speight, CEO, The Woodland Trust, and Martin Glynn, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters on 10 January. They were invited to give their views on a range of topics including: the government’s woodland creation target; measures to incentivise landowners to bring more woods into active…

moffat

£29,000 boost for community woodlands group

Jan 21, 2017

A Slice of a £220,000 funding grant has been awarded to an outdoor project in Moffat. Moffat Community Woodlands, the new owners of Moffat’s Gallow Hill, have been awarded £29,838 from the SSE Dumfries and Galloway Sustainable Development Fund. The group are delighted to receive the cash boost which will help them develop the 33.4 hectares of land at Gallow Hill. Delighted, the group’s chairman Tom Mulholland said: “This generous grant has helped us to complete purchase, but is also a huge contribution to our plans to restock the hill with broadleaved trees. “On top of that, we can further…

cheshire

Cheshire West and Chester Council supporting community tree planting

Jan 20, 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council are supporting a community tree planting event this weekend to increase the number of trees in the area. The tree planting takes place at Countess of Chester Country Park, at the rear of the hospital, on Saturday (January 21). The event is being supported by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), the Friends of the Countess of Chester Country Park, the Land Trust and The Mersey Forest. Cllr Louise Gittins, cabinet member for communities and wellbeing, said: “We’ll be planting a variety of young native broadleaf trees on the site to encourage even more wildlife into the country park. We’re keen to…

government target

Confor welcomes huge increase in tree planting targets

Jan 20, 2017

The Scottish Government has revealed plans to increase its annual tree planting target from 10,000 hectares to 15,000 hectares by 2025 – an increase from around 22 million to 33 million trees every year. Leading trade body Confor has welcomed the “enormous ambition” for the forestry and timber sector which employs more than 25,000 people in Scotland and delivers £1 billion in annual economic value. The new targets for woodland creation were revealed to the Scottish Parliament by Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham as part of the Scottish Government’s Draft Climate Change plan. Currently, the target…

arboricultural association papers

Arboricultural Association call for papers for 2017 conference

Jan 19, 2017

A call for papers has been issued for the first International Arboriculture Conference to explore the theme of Biosecurity. The AA National Amenity Conference returns to Exeter University from 10-13 September. Continuing with their vision of collaboration, the Arboricultural Association have announced that this year’s Conference middle day will be presented in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). Under the general theme of biosecurity, the Association is inviting submissions for presentations on the following topics: Tree Health Biosecurity Tree species selection Population Resilience and Management Pests and Diseases Ecological/Arboricultural impact assessments Trees and Development Surveying…

Sheffield

Sheffield council’s tree felling project pledges to ‘regain trust’

Jan 19, 2017

A council which sparked fury with a controversial tree-felling operation has pledged to “regain the trust” of the people of Sheffield. Several protesters were arrested during the dawn work to cut down eight trees in Rustlings Road last year. The city council, which apologised, said it now planned to “work better with residents to get the job done”. The felling was part of a wider scheme to improve streets and remove diseased, damaging or dangerous trees. There were angry scenes in November when work began to fell trees in Rustlings Road at 05:00 GMT. Two women arrested were charged under trade union…