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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 […]

Britain’s Supermarkets step up to save forests

Britain’s Supermarkets step up to save forests

Asda has become the latest grocer to sign up to WWF’s Save Forests campaign, completing the line-up of major supermarkets lending their support, all pledging to ensure their timber and wood based products will be from sustainable sources by 2020. Now, all of the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets – controlling over 70 per cent of the […]

New deal launched for small carbon forestry projects

New deal launched for small carbon forestry projects

A streamlined and more cost-effective process for certifying and managing small woodlands to the standards of the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC) has been launched. The new deal was launched by Sir Harry Studholme, Chair of the Forestry Commission, at the Confor Woodland Show at Longleat Estate, Wiltshire. Sir Harry explained, “Since we launched the Woodland […]

Second-generation strand woven bamboo technology allows any type of timber to be used

Second-generation strand woven bamboo technology allows any type of timber to be used

The Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science & Technology in South Australia is working with the Australian company 3RT to advance the concept of strand woven bamboo (itself an Australian invention), which is now a common flooring material around the world. 3RT was formed to commercialise the research and the South Australian Government has provided $1 […]

Soil Association Woodmark recognised as Monitoring Organisation in the EU

Soil Association Woodmark recognised as Monitoring Organisation in the EU

Soil Association Woodmark has announced today (5 February 2015) it has been recognised as a Monitoring Organisation for the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) on illegal logging. As one of only four other Monitoring Organisations with capacity to cover all EU states, Woodmark will help companies meet EUTR obligations providing them with a cost effective […]

Woodland Trust response to Liz Truss National Pollinator Strategy

Woodland Trust response to Liz Truss National Pollinator Strategy

The Woodland Trust has welcomed the new National Pollinator Strategy (NPS), launched yesterday by the Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs. It is encouraged to hear Ms Truss talk of a healthy natural environment and economic growth being interdependent. However, the Trust believes the decline in bees and other pollinators is just one […]

Five years on and a vital route for Scottish timber is still going strong

Five years on and a vital route for Scottish timber is still going strong

The Eskdalemuir Timber Haul road has now been officially open for five years. During this time, it has relieved the community of Eskdalemuir from the sight of 60,000 lorries passing through their village and has borne the weight of around 750,000t of timber. However, it is 10 years since the initial idea of a strategic […]

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