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THE FOREST OF DEAN UNDER THREAT ONCE MORE

22.04.2013

Up to 200 acres of woodland and wildlife sites in the
Statutory Forest are to be transfered/sold to the
Forest of Dean District Council (FoDDC) by
the Forestry Commission for current and future
industrial and residential development by the FoDDC.

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Forestry Commission Forever

04.02.2013

Its official. On 31st January 2013 Government confirmed what we all knew and believed: the nationally owned forests of the Forestry Commission are one of the icons of English culture.

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Save Farm Terrace Allotments!

09.01.2013

..as with public forests, allotments are ‘green spaces’ that are proven to work for both public well being and biodiversity. We must protect our cultural landscape heritage and protect what few allotments we have…

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HOOF CONTINUES FIGHT FOR FUTURE OF FOREST, FOR FUNDING AND RESOURCES

07.01.2013

HOOF chair Rich Daniels said: “The bottom line is the money. Despite the Forestry Commission and the Public Forest Estate providing outstanding value, anything with a cost attached is in serious jeopardy of not being taken forward. If there is a failure of government to safeguard our Forest and its management, we may have to protest all over again!”

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Forest users tell the government: fund and run our forests properly!

21.10.2012

This is what forest users in East Anglia are telling the government – we want our public forests to be run and funded properly so we can all enjoy and benefit from them. Tell them what you think, too!

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The Brockhole Monkey Puzzle – How pure should garden restoration be?

15.10.2012

Garden restoration. How far back is it reasonable to go and is the removal of mature, healthy specimen trees justified?

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Forest campaigners to meet minister for forestry policy, Lord Taylor

01.07.2012

Tomorrow I join 5 other forest campaigners and head to London to meet with the minister responsible for forest policy in England, Lord Taylor of Holbeach.

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Friends of Thetford Forest ready to fight further threats to our Public Forest Estate

20.06.2012

Forestry Panel report to be published on 4th July. Friends of Thetford Forest are ready to oppose any further threats to our forests, with the support of its members and the wider community..

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Friends of Thetford Forest responds to RSPBs’ heathland restoration article

02.06.2012

Alan Spidy, on behalf od Friends of Thetford Forest, responds to the RSPB’s article on heathland restoration..

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FRIENDS OF HURN’S FORESTS – IN DEFENCE OF HURN’S PINE FORESTS AND THE FORESTRY COMMISSION

28.05.2012

So what’s wrong with well managed scots pine forest? It’s just another cycle of history, just as heathland is…

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HOOF CAMPAIGN REIGNITED IN TIME FOR FORESTS D-DAY: JULY 4

22.05.2012

HANDS Off Our Forest is preparing for a surge of activity this summer, as the Independent Panel for Forestry publishes its final report into the future of forests.

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Tree Savers – Save Rail Side Trees!

21.05.2012

Network Rail’s national tree clearance programme will destroy an area the size of the Forest of Dean. Tree Savers Whitstable Branch need your help!

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Deforestation in England to create heathland: is this what we want, or is there a better way?

21.03.2012

This is the second article in a series exploring the issues of heathland restoration by deforestation. This piece by the Save Our Sandlings Forest group…

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The Great BiG Earth DiG

13.03.2012

Is A day to inspire people on a local level to create a new space for growing their own fruit and vegetables on the first day of Spring, otherwise known as Equinox Day, 20th March

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Planning and Planting Trees in Urban Communities

08.01.2012

George Arkless is the Chair of the Haddonhall TMO, Southwark, London. Here he writes exclusively for SOW about the consequences of poor planning for tree planting, a timely reminder that we should be following the advice of the Tree Council and others advocating ‘The Right Tree in the Right Place’.

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Threat to the Quantock Hills

19.12.2011

Somerset Council has advertised its proposal to sell a major part of the Quantocks AONB! URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!

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Carry on Kielder! The Forestry Panel visits Kielder on Monday

22.07.2011

The Forestry Panel visits Kielder Forest on Monday 25th July. Owen Adams Tells us about Carry on Kielder 30p Campaign to keep Kielder forest publicly owned!

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The Sounds of the Forests – A cry for help

17.07.2011

A cry for help: Protect the destruction of our Urban Forest

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Thetford Forest Revisited

11.07.2011

Rod Leslie, co-author of ‘Birds & Forestry’ and retired head of policy at the Forestry Commission revisits Thetford Forest after almost 30yrs!

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Whose Forest? Event at Coleford, Forest of Dean

05.07.2011

On Saturday July 9, from 11am to 5pm, the Coleford Festival of Words (in association with HOOF) presents at the Forest of Dean town’s Baptist Church (in Newland Street) a showcase of HOOF so far

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