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Agroforestry: Seeing the food for the trees

Agroforestry: Seeing the food for the trees

The first meeting of ‘AGFORWARD’, an exciting EU funded research programme on agroforestry, was held at Cranfield University this week. The 4-year 6 million Euro project will be working with farmers and land owners in 15 countries across Europe to identify how agroforestry practices – farming with trees – can create profitable, productive, and environmentally […]

Launching – Woodlands for Climate Change Award

Launching – Woodlands for Climate Change Award

  The award has been introduced alongside existing RFS Excellence in Forestry categories to raise awareness of, and promote the importance of, managing woods for resilience to increased threats to woodlands from pests, disease and climate change. It will reward planting that uses more diverse native and novel tree species to ensure Britain continues to […]

Multi-million pound funding boost to ensure New Forest National Park is fit for the future

Multi-million pound funding boost to ensure New Forest National Park is fit for the future

A £2.9m HLF Landscape Partnership¹ grant has been earmarked² for the National Park to restore lost habitats, develop Forest skills and inspire a new generation to champion and care for the New Forest. The seven-year New Forest Landscape Partnership will be led by the New Forest National Park Authority and 10 key partners, who will […]

Woodland Trust announces departure of CEO

Woodland Trust announces departure of CEO

Chairman of the Trust, Nicola Nicholls, said: “The Trust wishes Sue well in her new venture. Earthwatch is an admirable environmental charity and we have no doubt she will be a great success there. Sue leaves the Trust in a strong financial position, with an experienced senior team in place ready to deliver its exciting […]

Trees make the difference

Trees make the difference

This September, Four Sigma Foods (FSF) and like-minded companies such as Weleda, Costo and Madara are organizing a charity project with the intention of restoring forest in the St. Petersburg area, Russia. FSF’s part of this charity project is raising funds and helping plant thousands of new birch trees. The project focusses on birch trees […]

European foresters inspect UK squirrel damage

European foresters inspect UK squirrel damage

The visit, which took place in Kent, looked at trees which had been planted following the great storm of 1987 and which are now particularly vulnerable to grey squirrel damage. Organised by the European Squirrel Initiative, the visit was designed to demonstrate to foresters, from those countries which are particularly vulnerable, to the threat of […]

Woodland Carbon Code celebrates second year of achievement

Woodland Carbon Code celebrates second year of achievement

Increasing numbers of people and organisations are seeking opportunities to invest in tree and woodland planting to help tackle climate change and compensate for their unavoidable carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Validation of such tree-planting projects under the Code ensures that they meet stringent requirements for sustainable woodland management and carbon accounting, and provides an assurance to investors. Achievements during […]

Public asked to watch for beetle threat to trees and shrubs

Public asked to watch for beetle threat to trees and shrubs

Eradication action taken against an outbreak of Asian longhorn beetles with the co-operation of local landowners in Kent last year appears to have been successful. Further monitoring will be carried out in the area over the next three years to confirm this, or deal with any remaining beetles. The earlier an outbreak is detected, the greater are the chances of […]

Trees on the River Uck – planting trees can help protect our waterways

Trees on the River Uck – planting trees can help protect our waterways

An exciting new project in Sussex is looking for local landowners – whether that’s individuals or businesses – to come forward and plant trees to cut flooding and improve water quality. Anyone who owns land in Sussex get free expert tree-planting advice and support from the Woodland Trust. If suitable land is within the Uck […]

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