Future Trees Trust's Latest News

Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health

Posted on the 13th July 2020 at 9:33am.

A pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been given the go-ahead thanks to almost £2 million investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council, Defra and Scottish Government. The...

Developments and Opportunities in Broadleaved Tree Improvement

Posted on the 8th July 2020 at 4:08pm.

A call for plus trees and sites Joseph L. Beesley and Jo Clark review the progress at Future Trees Trust, discuss the opportunities of new broadleaved species and invite readers to identify plus trees and host trial sites in the July 2020...

Consultation launched on the England Tree Strategy

Posted on the 19th June 2020 at 4:48pm.

Government consults on plans to update its policy for trees, woodland and forestry through creation of a new England Tree Strategy. Consultation to run for 12 weeks, seeking views on how to increase tree planting and tree and woodland management. Trees are a...

Views sought on the National Forest Inventory

Posted on the 17th June 2020 at 12:18pm.

A survey to support an independent review of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) has been launched today, Wednesday 17 June 2020. The survey calls on landowners, forestry and woodland professionals, and others with an interest to contribute their views on what information...

Q&A with Trustee Andrew Stafford

Posted on the 10th May 2020 at 4:23pm.

Future Trees Trust – Q&A with Trustee Andrew Stafford Q. Tell us a brief history about you and your career. A. After graduating from Oxford University, I began a career in the diplomatic service lasting 32 years. I worked mainly in Europe (East...

My First Three Months at Future Trees Trust

Posted on the 6th May 2020 at 9:34am.

A blog by Future Trees Trust Research Assistant Joe Beesley Hello, my name is Joe and I joined Future Trees Trust at the start of the year. My role as Researcher is to assist our Head of Research, Jo Clark with visiting...

Enhanced acorn production to regenerate native oak woodlands in the UK

Posted on the 6th May 2020 at 8:54am.

PhD studentship in APD at Reading University (for 3.5 years starting 2020) is available to a UK applicant funded by and in co-operation with the Future Trees Trust (@FutureTreesUK). Topic: understanding inter-annual variation in UK acorn production in order to improve the...

The British Woodlands Survey 2020 (BWS2020) has been launched

Posted on the 22nd April 2020 at 12:09pm.

The British Woodlands Survey 2020 (BWS2020) has been launched and remains open until the end June. In this new survey, researchers want to understand awareness, action and aspiration among Britain’s forestry community to environmental change. BWS2020 comes five years after the ground-breaking...

UK Forest Genetic Resources Update

Posted on the 1st April 2020 at 9:52am.

An idea that has long been in the mind of many in forestry and woodland conservation is starting to take shape. The project is an online, map-based platform displaying UK field trials that are investigating tree improvement or preserving our Forest...

Living Ash Project Phase 2 Funding Announced

Posted on the 25th March 2020 at 8:28am.

Future Trees Trust today announces the Living Ash Project Phase Two has been re-awarded funding. The new five year programme is the second phase of this project aiming to secure trees tolerant to the fungal disease ash dieback for future seed production....