November 2011

Our Forests Requests Defra Internal Review


Our Forests request an internal review of Defra’s refusal to provide us with certain information, as asked for in our FOI request

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It’s NATIONAL TREE WEEK! Every Tree Matters!


Find a way to plant a tree this week for National Tree Week! Learn more here: The Tree Council – National Tree Week

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LOSING Forestry Commission Wales!


The Welsh Government is proposing to merge Forestry Commission Wales (FCW) with the Welsh arm of the Environment Agency (EA) and Countryside Council for Wales (CCW). This could lead to asset stripping – A WELSH FOREST SELL OFF!

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Restoring Salcey Forest


Rod Leslie talks of the 1990 clear fells in Salcey Forest and the learning curve that led the Forestry Commission to create ‘something quite unique…’

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Present: Hen Anderson, Richard Daniels, Gabriel Hemery, Tony Juniper, Robin Maynard, Jonathon Porritt Apologies: Rod Leslie

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One Size Does Not Fit All


Pip Howard explores what is fundamentally wrong with ALL centralised policy, proposals and guidelines with regards land management (including planning, forestry, landscape issues, biodiversity etc.,) in the UK?

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Trees in the Blood by Jonathon Porritt


At the last Our Forests meeting it was agreed that in the countdown to the progress report being published by the Forestry Panel in early December, each member of Our Forests would write about what forests and woodlands mean to them and why they are so passionately fighting on their behalf. Here we have Jonathans’ story…

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Fighting for our woodland heritage


Writer and access hero, Jon Bainbridge writes on access rights to woods and warns that the fight to save our woods has barely begun….

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Truro, Arboretum City


Richard Argall is a window cleaner from Truro, Cornwall, with an ambition to plant a tree in every street he has ever worked in! Initially working alone and off his own back, he’s planted & cares for hundreds of trees in Truro.

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