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Industry leading Launch of Environmental Training Video by Tilhill Forestry

Tilhill Forestry is launching a training video on diffuse pollution for its contractors to improve environmental protection awareness and to help keep pollution prevention in forestry operations high on the Company’s agenda. A Tilhill Project...

Ash dieback: Surrey Wildlife Trust to chop down ‘thousands’ of diseased trees

The Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT) says it has “no choice” but to chop down “thousands” of trees infected with a devastating fungal disease because of fears they may fall on top of people Trees with ash...

£60m ‘greenery drive’ to plant 10m trees in England

 England’s tree-planting record is poor compared with other European countries. Photograph: Richard Osbourne/Getty Images More than 10m trees will be planted across England with the injection of £60m of new funding over five years, as...

Pilot forestry investment zone launched in Cumbria

© Global Warming Images/Rex/Shutterstock The government has announced a pilot forestry investment zone (FIZ) in Cumbria, which will seek to encourage investment in tree planting across the region. The pilot will run for two years and...

Ash dieback is ‘decimating our native woodlands’, Surrey Wildlife Trust says

Ash dieback, which was first discovered in the UK in 2012, can cause ash trees to die prematurely. Symptoms include dead branches, discoloured stems and blackened leaves, which can be seen hanging from infected trees...

HS2 destruction ‘far worse’ than previously thought and could destroy 61 ancient woodlands

The impact of the HS2 railway link will have far greater implications than previously thought, particularly to ancient woodlands. HS2 Ltd, the government-owned company behind the line that will link London to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, has...

FSC Friday to celebrate responsible forest management

28 September will see FSC-certified businesses, FSC members, schools and organisations around the world host a series of events to support, celebrate and raise awareness of responsible forest management. The initiative, which has been running...

Oxford considers measures to preserve and protect trees

Measures to preserve and protect trees are the focus of an ordinance proposed by the city’s Environmental Commission and discussed by City Council at a Tuesday work session prior to their regular meeting. The Environmental...

Over £1m to restore Lincoln woodland

Lincoln’s largest woodland area will undergo restoration work later this month as part of a project to help hundreds of young people engage with their environment by learning valuable skills. City of Lincoln Council’s social...

Forest Diary – bracken clearance in the Forest

WE ARE just beginning this year’s programme of clearing bracken across about 90 hectares of open heathland in the New Forest. Bracken is a vigorous and dominant plant that can in some areas create a...