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    Modelling the long-term response of stream water chemistry to atmospheric pollution and forestry practices in Galloway, SW Scotland

    Lead Author: Dr Rachel Helliwell
    Report assessing the long term role of forestry in relation to the acidification and recovery of soil and surface water. It targets some of the most acid impacted head waters in the Galloway region of southwest Scotland, including three sub-catchments in the Black Water of Dee (Dargall Lane, Green Burn and Cuttie Shallow); Cardoon Burn […]
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    Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach

    Lead Author: Joan Cottrell
    Black poplar is Great Britain’s rarest native hardwood and there is considerable interest in conserving the genetic diversity present in the remaining population. However, multiplication by vegetative propagation has led to issues in identifying and selecting genetically diverse native planting material. The ability to use DNA markers to identify poplars at the level of the […]
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    Outdoor learning: closing the attainment gap in primary schoolchildren in Scotland

    Lead Author: Jamie Hamilton
    This Research Note compares the performances of 71 primary schoolchildren carrying out curricular tasks in outdoor and indoor classroom settings. By observing, recording and analysing how the children performed in group activities taken from the Scottish curriculum, an evaluation could be made of the relative merits of indoor and outdoor learning. In general, the results […]
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    Dothistroma literature (A-C)

    A list of all literature available (updated to December 2015) about Dothistroma in alphabetical order (A to C)
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    Deciding future management options for afforested deep peatland

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    This guide will help forest managers and agents in Scotland decide the best future management option for afforested deep peat sites (defined here as soils with a peat layer of 50 cm or more). It explains the principles and assessment methods of the ‘Forestry on peatland habitats’ supplementary guidance that Forestry Commission Scotland published in […]
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    Recumbent Stone Circles

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    Recumbent Stone Circles: a learning resource for teachers of Curriculum for Excellence Level 2. This resource aims to help teachers and youth group leaders explore the recumbent stone circles of Aberdeenshire.
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    Action for the Environment on Scotland’s National Forest Estate

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    Action for the Environment on Scotland's National Forest Estate describes just some of the recent work we have been doing to ensure that our natural and cultural heritage is protected, conserved and enhanced.
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    The Picts

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    The Picts: a learning resource for teachers of Curriculum for Excellence Level 2.
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    An easy guide to forest trees and their uses (Gaelic version)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Iùl beag air craobhan choilltean Is mar a chleachdas iadGheibhear san iùl bheag seo fiosrachadh air na diofar chraobhan a lorgas ann an coilltean is air fearann-coillteach ann am Breatainn. Innsidh e mar a dh’aithnichear diofar ghnèithean cumanta agus cho cudromach ‘s a tha iad ann am beatha-làitheil dhaoine. This Guide lets you find out […]
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    Improving timber transport

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF) was introduced in 2005 to facilitate the sustainable transport of timber in rural areas of Scotland…
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    The Woodland Workout – Teachers’ Guide

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    The original Woodland Workout was a Forest Education Initiative project supported by Forestry Commission Scotland.The resource was developed by four teachers.The aim of the project was to produce a resource that could easily be used by teachers and enable them to offer a wide range of outdoor activities and exercises to their pupils. The activities […]
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    Tree Stories – a learning resource

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    The Tree Stories were created over a year and inspired by Highland Perthshire’s beautiful fauna and flora. Each story was created during the month with which its tree is linked in folklore.
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    Scotland’s Native Woodlands: Results from the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission Scotland
    The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS), carried out between 2006 and 2013 has provided the first authoritative picture of Scotland’s native woodlands. It used field survey to identify the location, type, extent, composition and condition of all native and nearly native woods, as well as woods planted on ancient woodland sites (PAWS). This report […]
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    Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment – A learning resource for teachers

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment is an introduction to the Enlightenment and the beginnings of modern forestry.
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    Managing woodland access and forest operations in Scotland

    Lead Author: James Ogilvie
    Forests and woodlands bring wide-ranging and diverse benefits to people in Scotland. They are ideal places for people of all ages to participate in leisure, recreation and sports. However, forests are also workplaces. Forestry is an important part of the rural economy, and the production of timber provides revenue for landowners and jobs for the […]
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    Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    Imagining Mesolithic life in Scotland's forests and woodlands: an outdoor learning resource for teachers of Curriculum for Excellence Level 2. This resource has been produced to support teachers who are reading the novel Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver with their classes. Set in Mesolithic times, the novel is not only an exciting read but also […]
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    Managing forests as red squirrel strongholds

    Stronghold forests are large areas of coniferous and mixed forest identified as having the potential to sustain resilient and healthy populations of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) over the long-term.
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    Achieving diversity in Scotland’s forest landscapes

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    Diversity in forests is essential to conserve biodiversity and expand habitats, and to contribute towards enhancing landscape quality and recreation opportunities. In addition, introducing species and age diversity throughout a forest can increase their resilience to pests, diseases and fire, and extend economic opportunities. This Practice Guide offers advice and ideas from which a forest […]