This review summarises the available economic literature on barriers and enabling factors affecting the ability of specific publics to access woodlands. In particular, distance to woodland, income, socioeconomic variables, health and disability are analysed as factors affecting individuals’ frequency of visits to woodlands and willingness to pay (WTP) for woodland recreation.
A photo essay based on interviews with 16 arts and humanities practitioners and academics, focusing on their relationship with Trees Outside of Woodland. Key themes that emerge include childhood memories and experiences, emotional connections and the interconnectedness of humans and nature.
A secondary analysis of data from an online, UK representative survey, in-depth interviews and photo elicitation was used to investigate the terms people use to describe trees and places with trees, the importance of trees to perceptions of naturalness and nature connection, and whether trees were associated with greater wellbeing.
The Forest Trapping Network is a rolling programme which will survey 100 forests for EU-survey list pests over five years. In each forest, plots of oak, pine, spruce, fir and mature mixed broadleaf are chosen to target different pest species. The FTN is currently in the first year of the Beta-phase (2022 - 2025), with the first full 5-year reporting period commencing in 2025 and finishing in 2030. The Alpha-phase of the project ran from 2020-2022, testing different lure and forest-type combinations.
Understanding the range of values held by farmers in relation to trees allows us to learn how, when, and where farmers may embrace having trees on their land. Explicit consideration of these values will better enable those working to design policies, incentives, tools, advice, or other communications to do so in ways which are more […]
What leads some farmers to dramatically increase the number of trees on their land? What role do social and cultural values play? And how do values and behaviour interact?
Increasing tree cover across England is a key priority for the UK government, driven by the benefits that trees and woodlands offer, such as climate change mitigation […]
This Research Report explores the issues that matter to dairy farmers in England regarding trees and increasing tree cover on farms. It looks beyond financial considerations to explore the other factors which guide and shape farmer attitudes and behaviours in this area. Understanding the range of values held by farmers in relation to trees allows […]
The UKFS is the technical standard for forestry across the UK, which provides the foundation for sustainable forest management. It has been developed specifically for forestry in the UK and is based on applying internationally agreed criteria which support the delivery of sustainable forest management and recognise the need to balance environmental, economic and social […]
This paper summarises the results of Forest Research’s citizen science canopy cover webmap.
Tree canopy cover was measured by contributors to the project in 5,749 urban wards in the UK using a random sample, manual image classification tool called i-Tree Canopy.
The area-weighted mean canopy cover across urban areas in the UK was found to be […]
This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry and includes sections on woodland area, timber and wood products, imports and exports, economics, employment, woodland visits, international comparisons and the environment. The complete statistics for 2023 are available from Forestry Statistics.
This year’s edition of the booklet was published on Thursday 28 September. A PDF […]
This Research Note summarises recent research on the carbon balances of two forest stands: an upland Sitka spruce plantation in Harwood Forest in the northeast of England, and a lowland deciduous oak plantation in Alice Holt Forest in southeast England.
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