The 2015 national survey is aiming to help understand awareness and actions in adapting to environmental change among woodland owners and managers (including agents), tree nursery businesses, and forestry professionals. It is also hoping to capture aspirations for future actions that would lead to greater resilience of our woodlands. Read more and Take the Survey […]

A Climate Change Accord was launched last Friday at the CLA Game Fair held at Harewood House. The Accord is one of a number of actions underway in a campaign to promote resilient woodlands (read more). So far 26 organisations have been added as signatories to the Climate Change Accord: a Call for Resilient Forests, […]

The second edition of the SIMWOOD project newsletter is now available. This issue focuses on two regions in-depth: Castile and Leon, Spain and Nordeste Transmontano, Portugal. SIMWOOD Newsletter Issue 2

The series of woodland options under the Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier are now available, and applications have to be in by 31st July.  There are a range of options, including multi-year maintenance payments for woodland creation, woodland improvement, scrub clearance and bracken control. The scheme will be jointly run by Natural England, Forestry Commission England and the Rural […]

Citizen science and new technology are being combined in the fight against tree disease as part of Observatree, a new project launched this spring aiming to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases – existing or new. Over the past 12 months more than 200 volunteers across the UK have […]

The Countryside Productivity Scheme is a capital grant scheme which covers up to 40% of the total project costs, with the applicant required to pay the remaining 60%.  The following list is not exhaustive but the CPS could be used to offset the costs of: winches and associated equipment for extraction (including skyliners) self-propelled wood chippers […]