Forestry professionals are being asked to respond to a consultation on the future of the sector in Scotland.
Scottish Forestry yesterday launched a call for views on its draft corporate plan for the next three years.
The plan focuses on three key objectives for the next 10 years.
These are: Increasing the contribution of forests and woodlands to Scotland’s economic growth; improving the resilience of Scotland’s forests and woodlands and their contribution to a high quality environment; and increasing the use of forestry and woodland to enable more people to improve their health, wellbeing and life chances.
“Scottish Forestry was established on April 1 2019 to advise on forestry policy, regulate the sector and support sustainable forest management,” said Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.
“Getting the corporate plan right will help to deliver this purpose and contribute to the delivery of Scotland’s forestry strategy, which has the overall aim of creating more healthy, sustainable and productive forests across the country,” he added.
The consultation closes on February 5.