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Super-sitka growing super-fast

Fast-growing Sitka Spruce on a small site in mid-Wales could lead to a re-think on how quickly forests can be harvested. Andrew Heald, Confor’s Technical Director, says the “exceptional” trees in Powys have confounded the...

Woodland sales providing boom to north timber industry

Huge swathes of the Highlands are being put up for sale in what is said to be evidence of a massive boom in multi-million-pound timber industry. Scottish-based international forestry agents John Clegg and Co currently...

THE PLANET NOW HAS MORE TREES THAN IT DID 35 YEARS AGO

Despite ongoing deforestation, fires, drought-induced die-offs, and insect outbreaks, the world's tree cover actually increased by 2.24 million square kilometers—an area the size of Texas and Alaska combined—over the past 35 years, finds a...

Loch Ness tree felling operation to storm proof of A82 concludes

Loch Ness tree felling operation to storm proof of A82 concludes The Forestry Commission revealed that among the thousands of tonnes of timber was one enormous nine metre log that is set to be made...

Westonbirt Arboretum releases second book in ‘Spotter’s Guide’ Series

Following the success of the hugely popular Tree Spotter’s Guide last year, Westonbirt Arboretum today announced the publication of the second book in the Spotter’s Guide series: Westonbirt Arboretum’s Plant and Flower Spotter’s Guide, a pocket sized guide...

Emails show Network Rail panic after residents illegally fell trees by Bristol train station

Panicked emails between Network Rail staff after a group of Bristol residents illegally felled trees by a train line have been revealed. A group of six to 10 people living in Cromwell Road sparked outrage from their neighbours...

Network Rail tree felling faces review over wildlife concerns

Network Rail's tree felling programme is to be reviewed over concerns it is harming wildlife, the government says. Rail Minister Jo Johnson said the review would consider whether Network Rail could use alternative approaches to...

Trees on the Dee: Woodland Trust helps Sainsbury’s get planting

The Woodland Trust helped to plant nearly 1,000 trees on the banks of Scotland’s River Dee last week (April 23– 27). The trees were donated to local conservation groups the Dee Catchment Partnership and the...

an Francisco scientists take an unprecedented look at California’s redwood trees

OAKLAND, Calif. - Coastal redwoods and giant sequoia are iconic symbols of California. The species have endured major ecological changes from logging, development and political threats over the past 200 years. Today, the trees are doing...

Hardwood forests cut down to feed Drax Power plant, Channel 4 Dispatches claims

A Dispatches investigation has uncovered evidence of hardwood forests being chopped down to provide 'green energy' for the UK. Experts say unique habitats rich in wildlife are under threat as Britain’s power stations switch...