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Farming Today This Week: Forestry

Charlotte Smith meets Sarah Walters and Stephen Briggs, who bought a neglected and overgrown wood in Warwickshire. Eight years on it is winning woodland awards.

Charlotte Smith meets Sarah Walters and Stephen Briggs at 20-acre Alvecote Woods on the Warwickshire/Staffordshire border. They bought the overgrown and neglected woodland eight years ago. Now it's winning awards and was the first woodland to be awarded a Grown in Britain licence, which assures good practice and sustainability. The wood is also now home to a wide variety of wildlife, several ponds and a wildlife meadow.
We also hear about the forestry industry - worth a total of £4.1 billion pounds to the UK economy. And find out what advice scientists are giving about the increasing threat from tree diseases and pests.
The producer is Sally Challoner.

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