Forestry

Britain's Forests

What is the future of Britain’s forests?

What will Britain’s forests look like in 100 years? Here is Countryfile’s expert guide to Britain’s forests, looking at the history of forestry in the UK, the environmental importance of trees and how much new woodland you can expect to see planted in the future. There is something most of us agree on: Britain needs […]

German Forest

Merkel promises €500m to revitalise German forests

Storms, drought, beetles and fires have destroyed equivalent of 250,000 football fields Angela Merkel’s government has promised more than half a billion euros to revitalise the country’s crisis-hit forests in the fight against climate change. A third of Germany’s landmass is covered in woodland, and forests play an important role in the country’s national folklore, […]

forestry industry - logs

Wisconsin sees growth in forestry industry

Timber sales are increasing in Wisconsin and more people are working in the state’s forestry industry, according to a new national study. The National Alliance of Forest Owners released a report last month that found employment in Wisconsin’s forestry sector grew by nearly 5% from 2010 to 2016, totalling 174,848. The state’s timber sales increased […]

Forest in Spain

How do you bring a forest back to life?

Even after a forest has been razed and cleared, it can return. With tech and patience, some projects are helping forests reclaim their old territories. Half a millennia ago, forests covered much of the Iberian peninsula. But that soon changed. Centuries of wars and invasions, agricultural expansion and woodcutting for charcoal and shipping wiped out […]

Sustainable Forest

European Investment Bank invests €12.5m in sustainable Irish forestry

An investment of €12.5 million in sustainable Irish forestry has been announced by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said that with controversy growing about monoculture and clear felling policies in Ireland it is a welcome support for the more sustainable “continuous cover forestry” projects which would […]

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