Category Archives: Planting

Will the veterans have their day?

A big decision faces Nottingham City Council’s planning committee this afternoon. Do they approve the University of Nottingham’s plan for a new £2-3 million sports centre as it is? On the face of it, it sounds an easy decision. New … Continue reading

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Great news on our grants campaign!

Earlier this week I attended the opening day of the Oxford Farming conference and, as ever, I was impressed by the range and quality of both speakers and attendees. The mood was one of optimism. On my return home I … Continue reading

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50,000 shades of grey

The final environmental statement for phase one of High Speed 2 finally arrived on the 25th November 2013.  We all knew it was going to be big, but no one was quite prepared for how difficult it was going to … Continue reading

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A gap in grants affects everyone

Planting and establishing trees takes quite a bit of planning, particularly if you are looking for grant aid to support the planting – and most planting schemes above 1 hectare (ha) in size are supported in this way to some … Continue reading

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Fine talk needs fine action

In its 2013 response to the Independent Panel on Forestry, Government stated that it believed there was scope for expanding England’s woodland cover significantly. It is a shame that such positive rhetoric seems to have quickly disappeared as the spectre of … Continue reading

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Two years without new tree planting grants in England!

*Update! Our petition is now live! Please join more than 25,000 others and back our call* In all of the talk about Common Agricultural Policy reform over the last few months including all those technical policy concepts such as greening, modulation and … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Offsetting – some related issues

Independent conservation expert Miles King provides the second in our guest views on Government plans for biodiversity offsetting scheme, as part of this blog series which complements our current campaign. “Frances and I worked together trying to influence the policymakers dreaming … Continue reading

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