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Keeping our forests healthy

Pests and diseases can damage the health of our trees and forests. We are involved in a number of initiatives to help combat the spread.

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Vote for us - Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning

Four FES project have been shortlisted for a Scottish Award for Quality in Planning.

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Painting a picture of the past

We are working with young people to help them learn more about archaeology on the National Forest Estate.

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Helping to kick start a new generation of farmers

We are helping new farmers with our pilot scheme on the National Forest Estate.

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Wilderness experience for the Central Belt population

New walking trail links Kilpatrick Hills to John Muir Way.

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Why don’t you tidy that mess up?

Our Environment Manager explains why we leave sites messy after harvesting.

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Volunteer Community Champions launches second year of programme

We have launched the second year of programme to train community volunteer champions.

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The man in the cab – the life of a harvester

Few jobs are more dangerous than forestry – but it’s more than trees and saws that put workers on edge.

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Woodland mental health programme celebrates helping nearly 1,800 people

Our woodland mental health programme aims to improve the health and well-being of adults with long term mental health problems.

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