Land agents Strutt & Parker have confirmed it is now “almost impossible” for farmers to compete with investors for hill land which has commercial forestry potential.
Forestry professionals are being asked to respond to a consultation on the future of the sector in Scotland.
The election campaign has turned into a bidding war between the parties on spending, carbon zero targets and, perhaps most surprisingly, tree planting.
Scotland is leading the way in both the quantity of new trees being planted and the sale of forest land, according to the latest UK Forest Market Report.
A radical proposal to replace grouse moors with woodlands was launched yesterday by Green politicians, who claim reforesting Scotland would create thousands of jobs.
An international forestry conference comes to Aberdeen tomorrow, aiming to increase awareness and drive sustainable forestry up the national agenda.
A “glut” of tree seeds harvested this year could help Scotland meet climate change targets for years to come, forestry bosses have said.
The days of private forestry companies having to knock on farmhouse doors and plead for land on which to plant are over, according to national woodland managers Fountains Forestry.
Two Grantown crofters have won a prestigious new forestry award.
UK politicians have been challenged to move away from merely issuing “soundbites” on the role of forestry development in combating climate change and to start delivering meaningful action.
A group of eight forestry apprentices is embarking on a new two-year training programme at the Scottish School of Forestry.
Views are being sought on a new forestry strategy for Scotland.
Scottish rural management and property consultancy Galbraith says too many investors are missing out on healthy returns from forestry.
An extensive commercial forestry plantation at the head of Loch Fyne has been launched to the market with a price tag of offers over £8million.
Researchers at Inverness College UHI are working with partners in Finland, Sweden and Ireland to help forestry service companies improve workforce skills and expand their business opportunities.
Thousands of jobs in the £1 billion-a-year forestry industry have been secured for at least 25 years following a £95 million expansion of the Norbord mill on the outskirts of Inverness.
The Scottish Government’s plans to create a single agency for forestry have met with a new strand of opposition, this time from the Forestry Commission Trade Unions (FCTU).
Opposition MSPs have united to block plans to bring forestry under the direct control of the Scottish Government.
The hunt is on to find the best farm woodland scheme in Scotland.
Native Scottish pine species are at increased risk from disease when planted next to exotic pine tree species, claims new research.
With many concerned about falling incomes in traditional agriculture and uncertainty over future subsidies, many farmers and landowners are increasingly looking for ways to maximise the productivity of their land and diversify incomes.
A Moray couple claim they are being "held hostage" by forestry companies as the dirt track that leads to their home crumbles away due to constant HGV use.
Improvements worth a combined £550,000 will be carried out on more than a dozen Moray roads to ensure they are suitable for use in the timber trade.
Holyrood is to consider its first piece of forestry legislation - with the Scottish Government pledging the new bill will help expand the £1billion sector
History has a habit of repeating itself and the debate of sheep versus trees is no exception.
The dark days when farmers and foresters eyed one another with suspicion and kept their distance look set to fade into folk memory as the agricultural industry slowly wakens up to the advantages of planting trees.
A collection of prime forestry valued at more than £11million has come on the market.
Forestry workers have raised animal welfare concerns in the wake of a shake-up of allowances they get for keeping dogs.
Land managers of the future in the Highlands and Islands will gather in Carrbridge this week for a major conference.
A Nairnshire student in forestry management has received a prestigious award in recognition of his academic achievement.
Scottish Government has pledged to streamline the tree planting process as it strives to increase its planting target to 37,000 acres of new woodland per year by 2025.
Joined-up policies and evenly staged financial support are needed to create more commercial forestry and shelter woodlands on Scottish farms, according to one of the authors of a new industry report.