THE future of woodland is set to dominate a round table discussion by some of the biggest names in forestry later this month.

Experts from within the trade and academics will be among those leading the debate at events in London and Edinburgh. There will also be a livestream for those who can't make either city. 

The panel will discuss the main factors driving growth in forestry values and consider what the future might hold for both commercial forestry investors and buyers more focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) or natural capital considerations.

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Coming as this year's UK Forest Market Report is launched with the theme 'What’s Next for Woodland?’, it will also feature a detailed review of 2021's forestry investment activity and, for the first time, will cover transaction data on the planting land market.

Speakers will include Peter Chappell, head of Investment & Property at Tilhill, Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of Centre Wood Science at Edinburgh Napier University, and Edward Daniels, head of Forestry, John Clegg & Co.

All will be talking about trees and the role they play in creating a cleaner, greener, low-carbon economy.

Each year Tilhill and John Clegg & Co (the forestry division of Strutt & Parker), jointly publish the ‘The UK Forest Market Report’. The report provides an in-depth study of the UK forestry market from an investor perspective, both buying and selling. It has been produced since 1998 and is considered to be the most comprehensive publicly available record of forestry transactions in the UK.

The London event takes place on November 23 with the panel coming to Scotland the next day. 

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