Tag Archives: woodland management

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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Wood Wise: woodland management for sun-loving butterflies

Our latest issue of Wood Wise focuses on woodland management for sun-loving butterflies. The case studies look at a number of butterflies of conservation concern, such as the pearl-bordered fritillary and Duke of Burgundy, and a range of management techniques, … Continue reading

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Woodfuel: a ‘chicken and egg’ scenario

It’s almost exactly six years since the Forestry Commission in England launched its Woodfuel Strategy, which talked about the potential to bring many unmanaged woods into active management, delivering biodiversity benefits and stimulating rural economies. There’s definitely been some growth … Continue reading

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To manage or not to manage

In almost every commentary on English woodland produced recently, it is stated that we need to bring more woodland into management.  This presupposes that we know what “management” means and what we would get as a result. “Coppice” they say; … Continue reading

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Agriculture Policy 2012 – a year of standing still

What a year 2012 was in agriculture policy – dynamic, innovative, outcome focused…  Sorry, I have frequently been told that sarcasm is not a flattering attribute but it is either that or rolling on the floor, screaming in frustration!  In … Continue reading

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Inquiry live – day eight (and seven)

Can you believe it’s already the end of week two? Back at HQ this week has flown by, but it’s been business as usual for ‘Team Oaken’ – here’s our Katy with your final update for this week: “Yesterday (Thursday) our … Continue reading

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Guest post: Tristram Holborn, Forestry Commission

Giving the Forestry Commission’s perspective on working with communities on the Public Forest Estate, our latest guest post in this series is from Tristram Holborn, Head of Recreation (East England Forest District): “My role involves working with many different communities, from … Continue reading

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