Forestry and woodlands
Farmers and land managers in Central Scotland, who are thinking of planting trees but don’t know where to begin, can now get free help from Scottish Forestry.
As part of ongoing work to promote the benefits of tree planting to rural businesses in the region, a limited number of FREE Farm Woodland Assessments are up for grabs, to help farms and estates identify opportunities for new woodland planting to support their businesses.
The winners of Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) were announced on Thursday 4th March at a special virtual ceremony.
A new farmer-led network aiming to encourage farmers and crofters to consider woodland creation on Scottish land has launched.
Two new farmer-led groups are being established to develop advice and proposals to the Scottish Government on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change as reaffirmed in the recently published Climate Change Plan.
This week, conservation charity Buglife launched a complete B-Lines map for Scotland. B-Lines is the response to the decline of bees and other pollinating insects, a plan for how to reconnect our wild places by creating a network of wildflowers across our landscapes.
Plans to protect at least 30% of Scotland’s land for nature by 2030 – and to examine options to extend this further – have been announced today by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.