To inform ‘climate resilient forestry’ policy and management, understanding the drought response of UK tree species is crucial but remains largely unquantified. The Forestry & Woodland Resilience to Drought (FORWaRD) project will address these knowledge gaps by providing an integrated assessment of drought resilience for a variety of UK tree species across a range of temporal and spatial scales.
Resources relevant to forests and climate change.
The National Adaptation Programme Making the country resilient to a changing climate (2013). HM Government.
Environmental Reporting Guidelines: including mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting guidance (2013) Defra, London.
Government forestry and woodlands policy statement, incorporating the Government's response to the Independent Panel on Forestry's final report (2013). Defra, London, and Forestry […]
These factsheets explore the key risks to our trees, woods and forests from climate change, how we can improve the resilience of our forests to future conditions, and how our trees woods and forests could be managed to mitigate both direct and indirect impacts of the changing climate. They provide short summaries on specific topics […]
What are the key risks to our forests and woodland?
There are many risks to UK forests, woodlands and trees from climate change trends and extreme weather events. These risks can be managed to reduce the potential impact on our forests and the ecosystem services they provide. This factsheet highlights the main risks from climate change […]
How can careful choice of provenance of planting stock make forests more resilient to the changing climate?
Provenance is a forestry term used to describe the location of the stand from which reproductive material (seeds or cuttings) was collected. The choice of provenance of planting stock used to establish new woodlands and the management of existing […]
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