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Plant health round-up

A round up of our activity to tackle pests and diseases in Scottish forests.

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Exciting times for Scottish forestry

“These are exciting times for forestry in Scotland” was the message from Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity to FCS Conservancy staff.

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Managing diffuse pollution

A new video highlighting good forestry practice to improve water management is now online.

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Growing trees on farms

The benefits of growing trees on farms was highlighted during an event with Soil Association Scotland.

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Review of forestry planting approval procedures June 2017

We share our key achievements this month to help reduce the complexity of woodland creation applications.

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Dog owners should visit local woodlands and green space to boost health

Dog owners and dog encouraged to walk in woods around towns and cities to boost health.

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Forestry: Adding Value

Event with the Soil Association helped landowners find out how they can get the best out of their woodlands.

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Review of forestry planting approval procedures

We are aiming to reduce the complexity and cost of woodland creation applications to help increase woodland creation.

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Borders pet rescue tree planting day

Over 1,300 trees were planted by Borders Pet Rescue in Selkirk.

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