Forest Research, the research agency of the Forestry Commission, is calling on all forest harvesting machinery owners and operators to complete its forest machinery census  – and provide valuable data about the current state of the harvesting resource in England, Scotland and Wales. The survey, seeks to understand the nature, size and capability of the harvesting […]

The Forestry Commission is hosting the following events across January. 11th January 2017- Tree Health Event Cheviot Centre, Wooler Come and find out more about current Tree Health in Northumberland.  Confirmed speakers will be: Andrew Kirkwood- Animal and Plant Health Agency Amanda Calvert- Grown in Britain Alan Ockenden- Forestry Commission Tree Health Officer   There […]

SIMWOOD Newsletter Issue 6

November 15, 2016

The latest issue of the SIMWOOD project newsletter is now available. Focus on Overijssel & Gelderland Focus on North-Rhine Westphalia Focus on Lower Saxony It also has a roundup of news and events form the other regions. SIMWOOD Newsletter Issue 6

On 5th September the Woodland Creation Planning Grant (WCPG), financed by the Forestry Innovation Fund (FIF), re-opened for applications.  Defra’s Forestry Innovation Fund is a £1 million nationwide fund to support schemes that will promote the growth of the forest industry.  The WCPG has been reopened to support the forestry sector’s ambition for more woodlands […]

Grown in Britain and RDI Associates are delighted to announce a new training course on the Grown in Britain Standard and its licences. The aim of the course is to provide potential applicants and auditors of the Grown in BritainStandard with an introduction to the Standard, its general requirements and the different categories of the […]

Cumbria Woodlands are running a selection of courses throughout the autumn.  Courses include: Chainsaw Felling Medium & Windblown Trees– 26-30 September Introduction to Woodland Management– 5-6 October Chainsaw Cross Cut and Maintenance and Small Trees Felling– 10-14 October Deer Stalkers Certificate 1– 18-20 October Community Workshop Day with the Woodland Trust– 20 October Chainsaw Small […]