There has never been a better time to consider a career in forestry. Scotland’s woodland cover is increasing from 19% to 23% by 2032 with ambitious planting targets set out by Scottish Government to tackle climate change, provide sustainable jobs and to support the Scottish economy.
Scotland’s forestry sector is worth £1 billion annually and provides employment for approximately 25,000 people – this number will grow like the trees and woodlands.
Forestry is a long term, green industry. Foresters must think to the future because trees that are planted today will be growing for the next 25, 50, 100 years!
If you would like to find out more information about working in forestry, take a look at the following websites:
Scottish Forestry – Starting out in forestry
What we do – Forestry and Land Scotland