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Newly commissioned sculpture celebrates UNESCO World Heritage status of the Lake District - 19/07/2017

Newly commissioned sculpture celebrates UNESCO World Heritage status of the Lake District

Cumbria based artist Charlie Whinney has been commissioned to produce a new striking sculpture in celebration of the Lake District’s newly awarded UNESCO status and the continued inspiration the area provides for contemporary artists.

Cost of flytipping taking away vital resource from our forest - 19/07/2017

Cost of flytipping taking away vital resource from our forest

The Forestry Commission is asking local people to be vigilant in reporting any incidents of fly tipping that they witness in Devon’s forests, particularly on the hugely sensitive site at Stoke Woods.

New insight in assessing tree straightness for timber - 14/07/2017

New insight in assessing tree straightness for timber

The shape of a tree is very important in determining its timber volume recovery and value. A Technical Note just published by the Forestry Commission provides guidance on the methods that can be used to assess stem straightness in standing trees.

Sweet chestnut blight found in South East London - 07/07/2017

Sweet chestnut blight found in South East London

Sweet chestnut blight, a disease that affects sweet chestnut trees, has been found in South East London, the UK Government’s Chief Plant Health Officer has confirmed.

Reminder to report signs of threat to local oak trees - 04/07/2017

Reminder to report signs of threat to local oak trees

People in parts of London and the South East are being reminded to look out for and report caterpillars of the Oak Processionary Moth (OPM), which could be damaging oak trees in the area.


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