Forestry

Britain's Forests

What is the future of Britain’s forests?

What will Britain’s forests look like in 100 years? Here is Countryfile’s expert guide to Britain’s forests, looking at the history of forestry in the UK, the environmental importance of trees and how much new woodland you can expect to see planted in the future. There is something most of us agree on: Britain needs […]

German Forest

Merkel promises €500m to revitalise German forests

Storms, drought, beetles and fires have destroyed equivalent of 250,000 football fields Angela Merkel’s government has promised more than half a billion euros to revitalise the country’s crisis-hit forests in the fight against climate change. A third of Germany’s landmass is covered in woodland, and forests play an important role in the country’s national folklore, […]

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Wisconsin sees growth in forestry industry

Timber sales are increasing in Wisconsin and more people are working in the state’s forestry industry, according to a new national study. The National Alliance of Forest Owners released a report last month that found employment in Wisconsin’s forestry sector grew by nearly 5% from 2010 to 2016, totalling 174,848. The state’s timber sales increased […]

New research unlocks forests’ potential in climate change mitigation

For the first time, scientists have created a global map measuring the cooling effect forests generate by regulating the exchange of water and energy between Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. In many locations, this cooling effect works in concert with forests’ absorption of carbon dioxide. By coupling information from satellites with local data from sensors […]

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