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Hen Harriers tagged in Highland Perthshire

Hen Harrier’s nest found on the National Forest Estate in Highland Perthshire.

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Woodland Officer vacancy

Looking for a job in the outdoors - we are looking for a Woodland Officer.

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Review of forestry planting approval procedures August 2017

Our monthly round up of our work to reduce the complexity and cost of the tree planting approval process.

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Managing the risks of Hylobius abietis (large pine beetle) in restocking

The Large Pine Beetle is the most significant pest in Scottish forestry and is a key thread running through our new Restocking Strategy.

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A82 tree felling work above Loch Ness

One of our most challenging projects is the felling of nearly 100 year old trees on steep slopes high above the A82 between Glencoe and Inverness

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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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Woodland activity programme for people with early stage dementia

Woodland activity programme helps people with early stage dementia.

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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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