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Newton Nursery now part of FES

Newton Nursery is now managed by Forest Enterprise Scotland

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Branching Out celebrates holding 300 projects

Branching Out has held 300 projects helping over 2,000 people since it was launched 10 years ago.

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Successful tree felling as part of challenging steep ground programme works

5,300 tonnes of timber has been felled and extracted as part of the on-going and challenging steep ground programme works.

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Four more communities successful in purchasing parts of the National Forest Estate

Four more applications for communities to buy or lease parts of the National Forest Estate have been approved under the Community Asset Transfer Scheme.

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A 9.0 meter Douglas Fir is being converted into an Iron Age canoe

An unusually large log was sourced from the National Forest Estate (NFE) to be converted into an Iron Age canoe, demonstrating the diversity and quality of timber grown on the NFE.

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Investigating lost ruins

Laser scans piece together history of site on Loch Ard

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Scotland leading the way for new woodland creation

New figures released in June show that Scotland was responsible for 78% of new woodland creation in the UK last year.

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A day in the life of a Ranger in Aberdeenshire

Our Ranger explains how we plan forestry work around wildlife living in the forest.

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Hazelwood creation at The Faery Isles, West Argyll

FES are creating a new hazel wood in Faery Isles, Knapdale.

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