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CLA welcomes action on sweet chestnut import ban
The CLA today (21 May 2013) welcomed Defra’s decision to ban the import of sweet chestnut trees from areas affected by Sweet Chestnut Blight.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [21 May 2013]
Environment Secretary ‘right’ to control grey squirrels, says CLA
The CLA said today (22 April) that Environment Secretary Owen Paterson was right to protect woodland by culling squirrels on his land.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [22 April 2013]
CLA will hold Defra to pledge on tackling tree disease
The CLA today (26 March) welcomed the Government’s Chalara Management Plan and said it would work closely with Defra to ensure the commitment to tackling tree pests and diseases is at the top of the Environment Secretary’s agenda.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [27 March 2013]
CLA welcomes new England Director at Forestry Commission
The CLA has welcomed the appointment of Ian Gambles as the Forestry Commission’s new Director England.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [16 January 2013]
Private foresters best detectors in fight against tree disease, says CLA
The CLA has said the private forestry sector is best placed to provide early detection of tree pests and diseases.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [7 November 2012]
Government must take tree disease more seriously, says CLA
The CLA said today (Thursday, 25 October) that the serious outbreak of the ash tree blight Chalara fraxinea must be a watershed in the Government’s approach to combating tree diseases and tree pests.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [25 October 2012]
CLA calls for import ban to stop ash tree disease spreading
The CLA has called on the Government to ban all imports of ash plants and seeds with immediate effect to halt the spread of the ash tree disease Chalara fraxinea.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [22 October 2012]
CLA welcomes Forestry Panel’s recognition of private sector
The CLA today (Wednesday, 4 July) welcomed the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recognition of the private forestry sector’s role in supporting the economy and the environment.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [4 July 2012]
Freeing forestry and land agents from gangmaster red tape will boost rural economy, says CLA
The CLA said proposals announced today (24 May) for forestry businesses and land agents to no longer need licences from the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) to use temporary workers would boost the rural economy.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [24 May 2012]
CLA urges Government to back forestry regulation review
The CLA has urged the Government to accept the recommendations made in the Forestry Regulation Task Force report published today (27 October) and ensure they are implemented as soon as possible to ease the burden on owners and protect valuable habitats.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [27 October 2011]
Tree pests and diseases taken seriously by Government at last, says CLA
The Government is taking the problem of tree pests and diseases seriously at last with the publication of the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan, the CLA said today (18 October).
[News and Press/News Archive] - [18 October 2011]
CLA welcomes increased funding for productive woodland management
The CLA today (29 June) welcomed the Forestry Commission’s Woodfuel Implementation Plan to boost the forestry sector with funding to encourage productive woodland management.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [29 June 2011]
CLA President chosen for forestry panel
CLA President William Worsley said it is a privilege to be invited to sit on the independent panel convened to make recommendations on forestry policy for England, announced in Parliament yesterday (17 March) by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [18 March 2011]
Forestry U-turn ‘disappointing’, says CLA, but ‘debate is welcome’
The CLA today (17 February) said it was “disappointed” the proposed privatisation of State-owned forestry has been abandoned by the Government – but welcomed the public debate on the issue.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [17 February 2011]
CLA backs forestry privatisation while sounding note of caution
The CLA today (Friday, 28 January) backed the privatistion of the Forestry Commission estate while sounding a note of caution about how it should be done.
[News and Press/News Archive] - [28 January 2011]
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