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DM Hall’s rural specialist is appointed to manage Cashel, the ‘Forest for a Thousand Years’

DM Hall’s rural specialist is appointed to manage Cashel, the ‘Forest for a Thousand Years’

Baird Lumsden, the specialist rural department of DM Hall Chartered Surveyors, has been given the responsibility of managing Cashel Forest, where 3000 acres of hillside are being transformed using sound forestry practice into native working Scottish woodland. The firm has been instructed to act as factors and manage the spectacular property for three years until […]

Volvo Penta signs deal with OEM Rottne to supply engines for forestry machines

Volvo Penta signs deal with OEM Rottne to supply engines for forestry machines

Volvo Penta has teamed up with Swedish OEM Rottne Industri AB to supply 8-liter engines for one of its forestry forwarder machines. The deal will see Volvo Penta extend its reach in the forestry industry and allow Rottne Industri to gain access to new markets through the Volvo Group’s dealerships. Forestry equipment manufacturer, Rottne Industri, […]

Asia Forestry Summit opens

Asia Forestry Summit opens

Key forestry experts from governments, the private sector and NGOs gathered today for the opening of the Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit 2016 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Regional leaders reinforced the importance of working in partnership between governments, private sector, forest scientists and communities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the Paris […]

‘Don’t just make plans – open opportunities’

‘Don’t just make plans – open opportunities’

A call for strategic decisions and actions, not just strategies was at the heart of the high-level ThinkForest seminar on the bioeconomy, which was held in Helsinki on 7 June. The Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs, Olli Rehn, placed forests at the centre of a sustainable, flexible European bioeconomy, ‘the next economic wave’. ‘It’s a […]

New Vision for England’s urban forest

New Vision for England’s urban forest

England’s National Forestry Forum will be challenged to play their part in growing the importance, protection and size of England’s urban forest today following the publication of ‘Our Vision for a resilient urban forest’. Hosted by Defra and the Forestry Commission the forum is the chance for more than 60 forestry organisations and individuals to hear […]

Researchers find dissimilar forests are vital for delivery of ecosystem services

A team of ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of London has taken part in a large collaborative EU project to find out what the effects of forest tree species diversity are on ecosystem services. These services, which include timber production, carbon storage, and forest resistance to pests and diseases, are crucial to human well-being. One […]

Christmas tree growers mark festive season at Downing Street

Christmas tree growers mark festive season at Downing Street

Two award-winning Christmas Tree businesses last night played a very special role in the start of the festive season, at the Prime Minister’s official residence. Oxfordshire’s Tree Barn and Guildford’s Santa Fir took part in the lights ‘switch on’ at Downing Street, in recognition of their trees, and a wreath, being chosen to feature at […]

Woodland owners missing out on millions

Woodland owners missing out on millions

A multi million pound hole in the rural economy has been uncovered by a new survey, which reveals farmers and landowners across England are missing out on millions of pounds of untapped income. The full extent of this missed opportunity, which is due to landowners failing to reap the rewards of woodfuel and other timber […]

Woods Foreman retires after 43 years of service

Woods Foreman retires after 43 years of service

One of Clinton Devon Estates longest serving employees, Graham Heaman, retires after 43 years of service at the end of September. Working as Woods Foreman, Graham has managed the forests on the Heanton Estate in North Devon since 1968 when he was just 16 years old. Apart from a brief three-year break, Graham’s service has […]

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