Forestry news around the UK

10 July 2019



Farmers asked to help plant more than 50 million trees

30 May 2019

Woodland Trust will contribute up to 85% of the costs

HS2 Woodland Fund injects further £4m into projects

12 March 2019

Further targeted grant funding will be available to support woodland planting and restoration schemes within a 'green corridor' alongside th...

#ProtectYourFuture campaign to see young farmers plant trees

19 February 2019

Young farmers are being encouraged to support the environment in their local communities through a new tree planting initiative. The new ...

Farmers plant over 1,700 trees on land to combat flooding

18 February 2019

Farmers have helped plant over 1,700 trees on farmland to naturally slow the flood of surface water in times of flood. Farmers and enviro...

Scots landowners to benefit from 'streamlined' forestry grants

11 January 2019

The Scottish Government will streamline the process for forestry grant payments in a move to encourage more small scale landowners to take u...

Online calculator developed for farmers to cut ammonia emissions

11 December 2018

A new online calculator has been developed to help farmers and others to design woodlands to capture airborne ammonia and so reduce air poll...

Farmers worry major afforestation plans could drive families off the land

6 December 2018

Major afforestation plans by the Welsh Government could drive 1,400 farming families off the land, Welsh farmers have warned. New proposa...

RICS calls for more farmer support to help tackle flooding

27 November 2018

Landowners can help prevent flooding by planting trees in upland areas to act as a buffer and slow down the flow of water, but will need mor...

'Fundamental reform' of UK land needed to combat climate change

15 November 2018

Current uses of land in the UK "must change" to help remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, the Committee on Climate Change ha...

Groups unite in plea for long-term funding to be included in Ag Bill

30 October 2018

Rural-based organisations and farm groups have united in their call for a solid Government commitment to long-term funding in any new post-B...

'Forestry Investment Zone' to help Cumbria landowners create woodland

23 October 2018

A project called the 'Forestry Investment Zone' has been set up in Cumbria to help landowners and farmers create new woodland. The Zone h...

Farmers urged to take advantage of grants to increase woodland

27 September 2018

Low rates of tree planting and ambitious Government targets have made the climate favourable for landowners to take advantage of grant schem...

Farmers can now receive woodland grants all-year round

13 September 2018

The government has increased access for farmers and landowners to receive woodland creation grants, now available all year round. Applica...

Turn woodland into emission-reducing money machines, farmers urged

2 July 2018

Farmers and landowners are being urged to generate cash by signing up for a woodland scheme to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The Woodla...

Scottish farmers help create 7,100ha of new woodland

14 June 2018

Farmers have helped create 7,100 hectares of new woodland planted during 2017/18, a rise of 2,300 hectares from the previous year. The fi...

Agroforestry trials needed to improve farm productivity post-Brexit, report says

12 June 2018

Major agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period to improve agricultural productivity and environmental prote...

Farmers and landowners to play key role in Northern Ireland woodland project

7 June 2018

Farmers and landowners will help in the first phase of a £1m project to revitalise an 80sq mile area of Northern Ireland with woodland. T...

Landowners 'missing out' on healthy returns in forestry sector

9 May 2018

Farmers and landowners have been told they are missing out on healthy returns in the forestry sector, which has been boosted by tax incentiv...

New project looks at promoting agroforestry in UK

19 April 2018

A research project is looking at promoting agroforestry with hopes it could change how the British countryside looks and functions in the fu...

Farmers help plant thousands of native trees in Northern Ireland

4 April 2018

Over 2,500 native trees now dot the banks of the Burntollet River in County Londonderry thanks to local farmers and landowners. The river...

Widening of compulsory purchase powers for new forestry bill rejected by MSPs

21 March 2018

The substantial widening of compulsory purchase powers which hoped to be included in new forestry legislation has been rejected by MSPs in t...

Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering 'public goods', survey finds

9 March 2018

Many farmers go unrewarded in delivering "public goods" such as managing the environment, according to a survey of over 500 farmers. Sign...

Farm woodlands in Scotland encouraged to participate in awards programme

2 March 2018

The finest farm woodlands in Scotland are being asked to step forward as part of a national awards programme. Scotland's Finest Woods Awa...

Tenant farming watchdog to probe allegations of bullying over farm leases

2 March 2018

The Scottish Tenant Farming Commissioner has been urged to examine its negotiations with agricultural tenants over their farm leases followi...

Farmers help conserve one of Northern Ireland's most iconic landscapes

20 February 2018

One of Northern Ireland’s most iconic landscapes is in the limelight thanks to a five-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund an...

England’s largest woodland scheme step closer due to new funding

14 February 2018

New funding means England’s largest woodland planting scheme in 30 years is a step closer today, and landowners are being urged to get invol...

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feed

2 February 2018

A new EU-funded project has been launched to help organic pig and poultry farms achieve the goal of 100 percent use of local organic feed. ...

Work on Northern Forest could be 'dampened' amid lynx proposals

1 February 2018

The sheep industry is warning that calls to help lead work on the Northern Forest proposal could be dampened amid the awaited decision on pr...

Forestry Commission urges Scottish Borders' farmers to plant trees

15 January 2018

The Forestry Commission is hosting events in the Scottish Borders aimed at encouraging farmers and land owners to integrate tree planting in...

Funding trebles for woodland creation in Scotland due to 'unprecedented' activity by farmers

12 January 2018

Funding for tree planting schemes in Scotland has been trebled as woodland creation activity reaches unprecedented levels amongst farmers. ...