Forestry Commission England are promoting free support to forestry businesses in relation to new grants within the new Rural Development Programme, set to start in 2015. Details of future schemes are yet to be decided or announced but if arrangements are similar to the last programme the mos obvious interest for grant support might include […]

An industry led group of forestry organisations and local authorities has come together to develop a strategy and action plan for growth and job in the forestry sector in the North of England for the next 10 years.  The sector has huge potential  fro growth, tapping into valuable and diverse forest resources base which provides […]

Yorwoods, in partnership with ADAS, have secured Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) funding to run subsidised training for timber and forestry based businesses and woodland owners over the next few months. We will be putting on a range of seminars and short courses and will keep you informed of these in due course. Funding […]

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) have announced the launch of an affiliate trade association, the Wood Heat Assocation (WHA). The WHA was founded in interim form last year by wood heat companies seeking to establish a single trade body to represent the modern UK wood heating industry, from equipment manufacturers and installers to fuel producers […]

At an Industry Engagement Meeting, DECC revealed that they will open up the Biomass Suppliers List for applications today Wednesday 30th April. At the same time, they will publish all guidance documents accompanying the BSL applications process. They characterise it as a public beta-launch, meaning that it is not 100% perfect. DECC is therefore looking for any feedback or issues […]

This year’s Cumbria Woodland Forum will focus on Water Quality.  There has never been a more important time to understand and consider the role of forestry in providing and protecting water quality.  During the next Rural Development Programme, the Forestry Commission grants focus on water and biodiversity.  This is combined with increased risk posed by […]