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UK Woodland Carbon Code launched on Markit Registry

UK Woodland Carbon Code launched on Markit Registry

Carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestered, or absorbed, by WCC-validated woodlands in the UK can be traded, and the development enables changes of ownership of each tonne to be tracked. The registry will also record when projects are registered and credits are listed, and when carbon units have been “used” by a company in its carbon account. Forestry Minister David Heath, […]

Consultation launched on draft review of Forestry Science and Innovation Strategy

Consultation launched on draft review of Forestry Science and Innovation Strategy

The Strategy provides the context and framework for the research undertaken by the Forestry Commission to meet the needs of British forestry. It sets the objectives for future research commissioning programmes, including those commissioned from the Commission’s Forest Research agency, and provides indicators for measuring their success. Evidence delivered through the strategy underpins policy development and operational practice. This is […]

Forest industry figures recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

Forest industry figures recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

Dr. Robert McIntosh CBE, received his Honour for services to forestry. He was appointed Director of Environment and Forestry Directorate at the Scottish Government in February this year. In this role he is responsible for policy on forestry, environmental quality, research and analysis, drinking water and sponsorship of Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. McIntosh is also […]

CLA will hold Defra to pledge on tackling tree disease

CLA will hold Defra to pledge on tackling tree disease

The CLA today (26 March) welcomed the Government’s Chalara Management Plan and said it would work closely with Defra to ensure the commitment to tackling tree pests and diseases is at the top of the Environment Secretary’s agenda. CLA President Harry Cotterell said: “We worked closely with Defra to help produce the plan for dealing […]

EMR to screen UK ash populations for genetic resistance to dieback disease

East Malling Research (EMR) in Kent is searching for genetic resistance in Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior). The £100k science contract is announced today, by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, as part of the Nornex project – a £2.4M research initiative looking to address the Ash dieback disease with threatens to devastate ash tree […]

CLA welcomes new England Director at Forestry Commission

CLA welcomes new England Director at Forestry Commission

CLA President Harry Cotterell said: “As the main organisation representing private forestry owners, the CLA congratulates Mr Gambles on his new role. “It is a challenging yet exciting time to be involved with the forestry industry. The CLA is already working closely with Defra on ash dieback disease and plant health generally, and with the […]

Ash disease found in Essex and Kent

The confirmation of Chalara in Kent and Essex does not mean the disease has spread since the first case in mature trees was detected in East Anglia. It is believed that the disease in East Anglia might have been present for a number of years, and is likely to have been transmitted by wind from […]

Invasive pests & diseases threatening our trees

Invasive pests & diseases threatening our trees

Today (1/11/12) Zac Goldsmith MP, in collaboration with the Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT), has tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to set up a ‘Tree Protection Task Force’ which has an enhanced capacity for taking rapid action against pests and diseases that have already breached our borders and the resources for developing […]

New ‘Ashtag’ technology launches to curb spread of devastating disease

New ‘Ashtag’ technology launches to curb spread of devastating disease

The disease, which threatens to wipe out 80 million UK trees, has seen ash imports to the UK suspended and large-scale tree felling tabled. But quick thinking environmental specialists at UEA’s Adapt Low Carbon Group have come up with a new smartphone app which will not only help monitor the spread of disease, but allow […]

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