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Forestry Commission launches 16th edition of Forest Live gigs

The Forestry Commission (FC) has issued dates and artists' line-ups for its Forest Live 2017.

Each summer since 2001, the FC has been hosting a series of special concerts in seven forest venues throughout England to raise awareness on the importance of UK woodlands heritage.

It is estimated that, by 2013, over a million concert goers have attended a Forestry Commission gig in a forest.

Find below the complete list of concerts:
 

  • Thu 15 Jun 2017, 18:00
    Elbow
    Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
  • Fri 16 Jun 2017, 19:30
    Rick Astley
    Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
  • Fri 16 Jun 2017, 19:30
    Olly Murs
    Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Sat 17 Jun 2017, 18:00
    Elbow
    Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
  • Sat 17 Jun 2017, 19:30
    Rick Astley
    Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
  • Sun 18 Jun 2017, 19:30
    Craig David
    Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
  • Fri 23 Jun 2017, 19:30
    Rick Astley
    Dalby Forest Nt Thornton, Ledale
  • Sat 24 Jun 2017, 18:00
    Elbow
    Dalby Forest Nt Thornton, Ledale
  • Sun 25 Jun 2017, 18:00
    Elbow
    Sherwood Pines Nottingham
  • Sun 25 Jun 2017, 19:30
    Craig David
    Dalby Forest Nt Thornton, Ledale
  • Thu 29 Jun 2017, 18:00
    Elbow
    Thetford Forest Thetford
  • Fri 30 Jun 2017, 19.30
    Olly Murs
    High Lodge Thetford Forest
  • Fri 30 Jun 2017, 18:00
    Elbow
    Delamere Forest, Cheshire
  • Sat 01 Jul 2017, 19:30
    Rick Astley
    High Lodge - Thetford Forest Suffolk
  • Sun 02 Jul 2017, 17:00
    Clean Bandit
    Thetford Forest, Thetford
  • Sun 02 JUl 2017, 19.30
    Rick Astley
    Delamere Forest, Cheshire
  • Fri 07 Jul 2017, 19:00
    Elbow
    Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley

Detailed information is available at: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/music

 

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FSC General Assembly to be held in October 2017 | Vancouver, Canada

The next FSC General Assembly will take place from 8th to 13th October 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

Held every three years, the event aims to gather FSC international members to discuss the challenges and solutions of responsible forest management, and the future direction of the organization.

The FSC General Assembly 2017 will be the 8th assembly of members in the history of the organization. The first general assembly took place in 1996 in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Members submit motions months before the general assembly begins. Motions are then discussed and debated, before being voted on by all delegates.

To give an equal say to these different voices, FSC membership is divided into three different chambers – environmental, social and economic, which are further split into sub-chambers of global North and South. Voting on the motions is based on the three-chamber system, with equal voting power given to each chamber. 

Further information is available here.

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TTF Annual Dinner to take place on 8th March 2017

The traditional Annual Dinner organised by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) will take place on the 8th of March 2017 at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

"The UK is one of the largest destination markets for timber and timber products from across the world", underlined the TTF. "As such, the TTF Annual dinner acts as a leading business networking event for the global timber supply chain."

This year the dinner forms a centre piece between two TTF business seminar events: The International Softwood Shippers Breakfast, on the morning of March 8th; and “Developing the Hardwood Market in the UK” on the 9th.

Each of these events provides an excellent opportunity to hear presentations from leading market players about pressures on supply chains, changing sources of production, the changing nature of the UK timber product portfolio, and how prices and markets are affected by demand in other parts of the globe.

This year, of course, the impact of Brexit is likely to be a dominant theme. Attendees will hear from international producers, UK importer and distributors, as well as merchants, housing, joinery and interior design companies about key drivers for growth in the UK timber sector over the coming years.

Further information is available here.

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[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/ttf-annual-dinner-take-place-8th-march-2017]

UK Forest Market Report 2016 to be unveiled at two events in London and Edinburgh

Tilhill Forestry and John Clegg & Co will launch the UK Forest Market Report 2016 at two different events in London and Edinburgh on 16th and 17th November 2016.

The 2016 edition of the Report - including a review of woodlands and commercial broadleaf crops - will be revealed to a diverse audience of woodland owners, investors, lawyers, landowners and other representatives of the UK forest industry.

Forestry investment experts from both companies will highlight the key issues contained within the UK Forest Market Report as well as providing comment on the IPD findings of returns in UK forestry of 10.8 per cent for the year ending 31 December 2015.

The launch events will also encourage lively debates around questions such as:

  • How important is forestry to our economy?
  • What might happen to forestry grants and what is the current situation?
  • How can you make money from a mixed broadleaf crop?
  • What impact is Brexit having on British timber imports and exports?

To register for the launch event or to ask for a copy of the Report, contact Call Sarah Clay, Tilhill Forestry [01892 861008, sarah.clay@tilhill.com] or Carol Dixon, John Clegg & Co [0131 2298800 carol@johnclegg.co.uk].

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/uk-forest-market-report-2016-be-unveiled-two-events-london-and-edinburgh]

FAO launches Forest Action Day to raise awareness of woodlands role against climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) has launched its Forest Action Day Campaign for today 8 November 2016.

The initiative aims to increase awareness of the importance of forests worldwide in view of the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP22) currently taking place in Morocco.

By joining the campaign, companies, organisations and ordinary citizens will support FAO plea to governments to take action to protect, restore and sustainably manage the world’s forests.

"Forests matter in the fight against climate change. They absorb and store carbon as they grow, removing emissions from the atmosphere. Even wood products keep carbon safely locked up for the duration of their lifespan", say the Campaign organisers.

"But deforestation and forest degradation have the opposite effect, releasing carbon back into the atmosphere. Currently, deforestation and forest degradation account for up to 12 percent of global carbon emissions – that’s more than all of the world’s planes, trains, cars and ships combined."

"To put a stop to global warming, we need to halt deforestation, restore degraded forests, and ensure all types of forest are managed sustainably."

To join the Forest Action Day, think about what forests mean to you and compose a simple message beginning with the phrase “#ForestsMatter to me because….”

Post on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook adding the hashtags #ForestActionDay and #COP22

If you like, you could also record a short video of your favourite forest on your smartphone or take a photo to add to your post. FAO will compile a collection of the messages and share the best ones via @FAOForestry Twitter.

 

[News URL: http://cti-timber.org/content/fao-launches-forest-action-day-raise-awareness-woodlands-role-against-climate-change]

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