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Transparency data: Forestry Commission spend over £25,000 (2020)

Transparency data: Forestry Commission spend over £25,000 (2020)

As part of the government’s commitment to improve transparency, the Forestry Commission publishes all its expenditure invoices over £25,000.

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Detailed guide: Find a specific tree pest or disease

Detailed guide: Find a specific tree pest or disease

Find out about a specific tree pest or disease, including its lifecycle, the type of damage it does, and what to do about it.

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Guidance: Upland Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Upland Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Mixed Farming Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Mixed Farming Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Guidance: Lowland Grazing Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: Lowland Grazing Offer: Countryside Stewardship

Find out if you're eligible to apply and read about what funding is available for agreements starting on 1 January 2021

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Correspondence: eAlert: 24 June 2020   ELM policy discussion document

Correspondence: eAlert: 24 June 2020 ELM policy discussion document

This eAlert contains details about how to submit your views on the Environmental Land Management policy discussion document.

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Detailed guide: Larger eight toothed European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus)

Detailed guide: Larger eight toothed European spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus)

Information about the larger eight-toothed European spruce bark beetle, including how to report sightings.

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Corporate report: Tree species in Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant applications (2019)

Corporate report: Tree species in Countryside Stewardship Woodland Creation Grant applications (2019)

This report sets out the tree species included in Woodland Creation Grant applications from September 2018 to September 2019.

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Corporate report: Tree species in Countryside Stewardship initial Woodland Creation Grant applications (2018)

Corporate report: Tree species in Countryside Stewardship initial Woodland Creation Grant applications (2018)

This report sets out the tree species included in Woodland Creation Grant applications during the initial application period in April 2018.

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Detailed guide: HS2 Woodland Fund

Detailed guide: HS2 Woodland Fund

Find out about funding to create native woodland or restore plantations on ancient woodland sites near to the HS2 route.

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Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Detailed guide: Work with planting material for forestry purposes

Find out what you need to do to legally market or collect forest reproductive material (FRM), including how to register and get master certificates and licences.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 19 June 2020   England Tree Strategy consultation

Correspondence: eAlert: 19 June 2020 England Tree Strategy consultation

This eAlert contains details on the England Tree Strategy consultation and how you can submit your views.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 18 June 2020   Countryside Stewardship capital grants

Correspondence: eAlert: 18 June 2020 Countryside Stewardship capital grants

This eAlert provides guidance on changes to Countryside Stewardship capital grants, responding to the climate emergency and how trees can help farm businesses.

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Press release: Consultation launched on the England Tree Strategy

Press release: Consultation launched on the England Tree Strategy

Government consults on plans to update its policy for trees, woodland and forestry through creation of a new England Tree Strategy.

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Guidance: Leaflet: Responding to the climate emergency with new trees and woodlands

Guidance: Leaflet: Responding to the climate emergency with new trees and woodlands

This leaflet helps local authorities and landowning businesses achieve net zero through woodland creation.

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Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a paper claim form.

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Official Statistics: Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators: Report for 2019 20

Official Statistics: Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators: Report for 2019 20

Annual report on the full suite of Forestry Commission key performance indicators (KPIs) for both Forest Services and Forestry England.

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Official Statistics: Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators: Report for 2019 20

Official Statistics: Forestry Commission Key Performance Indicators: Report for 2019 20

Annual report on the full suite of Forestry Commission key performance indicators (KPIs) for both Forest Services and Forestry England.

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Official Statistics: Government supported new planting of trees in England: Report for 2019 20

Official Statistics: Government supported new planting of trees in England: Report for 2019 20

The annual statistical report for 2019-20 on the area of land (and equivalent number of trees) newly planted with central government support in England.

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National Statistics: Provisional Woodland Statistics: 2020 Edition

National Statistics: Provisional Woodland Statistics: 2020 Edition

Provisional UK statistics on areas of woodland, certified woodland, planting and the Woodland Carbon Code.

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Official Statistics: Government supported new planting of trees in England: Report for 2019 20

Official Statistics: Government supported new planting of trees in England: Report for 2019 20

The annual statistical report for 2019-20 on the area of land (and equivalent number of trees) newly planted with central government support in England.

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Forestry Commission operational update: coronavirus

Forestry Commission operational update: coronavirus

This update provides details on the Forestry Commission's working practices during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Three New Appointments to the Forestry Commission

Three New Appointments to the Forestry Commission

Three new Non-Executive Commissioners to the Forestry Commission have been appointed

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Detailed guide: Selecting tree seeds for current and future climates in order to maintain productivity

Detailed guide: Selecting tree seeds for current and future climates in order to maintain productivity

The 'climate matching tool' helps you consider which tree seeds to plant in light of the changing climate.

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Detailed guide: Selecting tree seeds for current and future climates in order to maintain productivity

Detailed guide: Selecting tree seeds for current and future climates in order to maintain productivity

The 'climate matching tool' helps you consider which tree seeds to plant in light of the changing climate.

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Guidance: Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

Guidance: Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

This document provides guidance on the most appropriate forms of tree protection for use in woodland creation scenarios.

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Transparency data: 2020 Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for transactions over £500

Transparency data: 2020 Government Procurement Card (GPC) spend for transactions over £500

View the monthly list of Forestry Commission spending (above £500) on the GPC – for transactions made in 2020.

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Detailed guide: Manage and protect woodland wildlife

Detailed guide: Manage and protect woodland wildlife

Find out how to protect wildlife and habitats and apply for wildlife licences so you can legally operate in woodlands and forests.

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Detailed guide: Rural payments: add land by email for 2020

Detailed guide: Rural payments: add land by email for 2020

You can add a land parcel to your application by email

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Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Detailed guide: Create woodland: overview

Find information and support on woodland creation in England, including funding to create woodland, legal requirements and best practice for sustainability.

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Guidance: Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

Guidance: Tree protection: The use of tree shelters and guards

This document provides guidance on best practice when using tree guards.

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Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Become a registered Professional Operator to import or export wood, wood products and bark or get approval to issue Plant Passports or apply the ISPM15 mark.

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Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Become a registered Professional Operator to import or export wood, wood products and bark or get approval to issue Plant Passports or apply the ISPM15 mark.

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Press release: Public urged to report sightings of tree pest Oak Processionary Moth

Press release: Public urged to report sightings of tree pest Oak Processionary Moth

As Oak Processionary Moth season begins, the Forestry Commission reminds people to be aware of the pest and report sightings

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Correspondence: eAlert: 27 May 2020 Additional Woodland Carbon Guarantee auction information

Correspondence: eAlert: 27 May 2020   Additional Woodland Carbon Guarantee auction information

This eAlert includes the additional information published on the Woodland Carbon Guarantee, a reminder about the annual claims deadline, Urban Tree Challenge Fund round 2 information, a tree felling blog and a woodland creation case study.

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Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Become a registered Professional Operator to import or export wood, wood products and bark or get approval to issue Plant Passports or apply the ISPM15 mark.

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Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Statutory guidance: RLE1 form and guidance

Use the RLE1 form - electronically or on paper - to make changes to your digital maps, register new land and transfer entitlements by sub-lease or inheritance.

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Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Advice and guidance for customers applying for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.

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Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Detailed guide: Woodland Carbon Guarantee

Advice and guidance for customers applying for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.

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Detailed guide: Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Detailed guide: Urban Tree Challenge Fund

Find out what’s involved and how to apply for funding to support the planting and establishment of small trees in urban and peri-urban areas in England.

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Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Guidance: How to make a capital or revenue claim for Countryside Stewardship

Read the guidance to help you make your claim for payment using the Rural Payments service or using a paper claim form.

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Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Detailed guide: Register as a Professional Operator to issue Plant Passports

Become a registered Professional Operator to import or export wood, wood products and bark or get approval to issue Plant Passports or apply the ISPM15 mark.

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Corporate report: Executive Board meeting, 29 January 2020, Bristol

Corporate report: Executive Board meeting, 29 January 2020, Bristol

Read the agenda, meeting papers and minutes of the Executive Board meeting on 29 January 2020.

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Guidance: Interception of non compliant solid wood packaging material and other material imports

Guidance: Interception of non compliant solid wood packaging material and other material imports

Infographic illustrating the top GB ports and associated top international trading supply regions, where non-compliant wood-based material has been intercepted.

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Correspondence: eAlert: 15 May 2020 working hard to provide our services

Correspondence: eAlert: 15 May 2020   working hard to provide our services

This eAlert details our operational response to coronavirus, the extension to the annual claim deadline, support for Urban Tree Challenge Fund applications and tree health surveillance flights.

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