Tree planting

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What's new in planting

by Emma Bird, Woodland Creation Team Leader on 20 June 2014

Planting trees is one of our main aims and our target is to double native woodland cover over the next 50 years.

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Losing ground, the cost of soil erosion

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 10 June 2014

There is a real and significant cost now to the whole of society and to the natural environment from soil erosion.

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Last tree planted at Lang Craigs

by Rory Syme, PR & Communications Officer on 20 May 2014

Scottish Mountain bike champion and Commonwealth Games hopeful Lee Craigie has planted the final tree within our new 600 acre woodland near Dumbarton.

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The vital importance of the world’s forests

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 18 March 2014

The International Day of Forests on the 21 March focuses on the vital importance of the world’s forests. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the state of our trees and woodland.

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A 'Domesday Book' for Scotland's woods

by Charles Dundas, Public Affairs Manager - Scotland on 05 February 2014

Real insight into the condition of Scotland’s native woods.

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How trees can reduce the risk of flooding

by Mike Townsend, Principal Advisor on 04 February 2014

Recent flooding has highlighted the importance of land use in either contributing to or mitigating flood risk. In particular the suggestion that trees might play an important role in helping reduce flood risk.

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Has Owen gone off-piste on offsetting?

by Austin Brady, Director of Conservation & External Affairs on 06 January 2014

Owen Paterson (Secretary of State at Defra) has moved the discussion about biodiversity offsetting both back up the agenda and backwards too.

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Grow your own fuel and save money

by Hayley Broad, Contributor on 09 December 2013

Cold weather is coming and energy bills are rising – but there is an alternative way to heat your home.

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The grants gap, making progress together

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 25 November 2013

It’s been 21 days since we launched a petition against Defra’s decision to put a 2 year freeze in new government-funded grants for tree planting and new woods.

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The grants gap is already having an impact on communities

by Kaye Brennan, Senior Campaigner on 25 November 2013

Here’s a good example of how the current situation with grants is affecting how we support people who want to plant trees, and the landowners themselves

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