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Confor considers highest tree planting project in Scotland

 June 13, 2024

Confor looks ahead to the next tree planting statistics which could be the highest for a generation, potentially exceeding the 11,210 hectares planted in Scotland in 2018/19.

Shadow Forestry Minister visits EGGER to get enlightened on forestry industry

 June 3, 2024

Toby Perkins MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister responsible for Forestry, witnessed the extensive scale of the forestry industry during his visit to Egger in Hexham. There, he met with business leaders spanning from nurseries to sawmills and panel board manufacturers. Accompanying …

International forestry leaders see full scopes of planting tress in Scotland

 February 19, 2024

International forestry leaders recently visited Scotland to gain insights into the Scottish approach to delivering wide-range benefits through planting trees.

Labour Candidate’s vision: Job growth through forestry and wood in East Lothian

 February 3, 2024

Former UK Cabinet Minister Douglas Alexander has seen the economic and employment benefits of forestry and wood processing at close hand after visiting a tree nursery and sawmill. Mr Alexander toured Glennon Brothers’ Windymains sawmill and Alba Trees, both located …

Confor looks forward to a positive Scottish Forestry Summit

 January 5, 2024

Confor is looking forward to a positive Scottish Forestry Summit which act as a springboard to deliver the clarity, commitment and consistency.

Robbie Moore to be present at Confor Conference

 November 20, 2023

Robbie Moore MP will appear before a forestry and timber audience for the first time at the policy conference organised by Confor in London on December 7.

Confor anticipates growth of Welsh timber

 October 19, 2022

Confor Wales’ National Manager, Anthony Geddes and Virginia Crosbie, an Anglesey MP inspected a new house development that makes use of locally sourced Welsh timber and local forests in Pentraeth.

New app launched to give more accurate picture of Storm Arwen impacts

 December 31, 2021

Forest Research has launched a new citizen science app combining England and Scotland windblow data to increase the knowledge of the full impact of Storm Arwen. The app is easy to use and allows anyone to validate and improve the …

Confor welcomes new Policy Officer

 August 17, 2021

Experienced communications and engagement professional Maria Bellisimo, joined Confor as its new Policy Officer. Maria, who will join the Confor team on 6th September.

£10 million funding package is granted for GW Scheme

 September 14, 2020

A new funding package of £10 million for the Glastir Woodland Scheme in Wales will further boost confidence in the sector, Confor’s National Manager believes. Anthony Geddes said he was delighted with the support for round 10 of the Glastir …

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