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    Understanding the public value of Trees outside Woodlands: Peri-Urban and Rural (ToWPUR)

    This project will gather evidence to better understand the social and cultural value of an understudied part of English treescapes: Trees outside Woodlands in peri-urban and rural areas (ToWPUR). The research will feed into a variety of policy aims relating to the societal benefits and impact of tree-planting and management.
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    Feel Good in the Forest: Social prescribing pilot project evaluation

    Feel Good in the Forest is a social prescribing pilot project run by Forestry England. It is part of a wider programme called Active Forests. The pilot aimed to address barriers to participation in forest-based activities and engage inactive and fairly active people with mild to moderate health conditions.
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    Mapping the Social Benefits of Woodland Creation and Expansion

    This research aims to outline what would be needed and what the benefits would be in establishing a longitudinal research network of new planting sites with communities in different locations to monitor the social benefits, attitudes, actions, motivations and barriers associated with this planting over time.
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    Understanding and supporting public access to woodlands

    This research project will gather evidence to better understand, enable and support public access to woodlands in England. There are currently evidence gaps in meeting the aims of the England Tree Action Plan and the forthcoming Woodland Access Implementation Plan. This research will contribute directly to the delivery and implementation of the plans.
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    Green Finance in the Context of UK’s Trees, Woods, and Forests

    There is a need for Green Finance mechanisms to increase private investment in UK woodland creation and tree planting. Forest Research is exploring existing evidence on this topic, identifying innovative mechanisms, existing case studies and research gaps.
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    Tenanted farms and woodland creation – Evidence review and expert interview insights

    Lead Author: Stephen McConnachie
    This paper summarises the social science evidence relating to tenanted farms and woodland creation in Great Britain. It draws on a literature review and a series of nine interviews with key stakeholders to sense check and build on the findings. It focuses on the barriers, opportunities, and questions which relate specifically to tenant farming.
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    Post-colonial biosecurity possibilities

    In this project we explored what hinders and enables researchers, policy makers and practitioners in their work protecting native trees and forests in New Zealand/Aotearoa and Wales/Cymru. This is an international collaborative project between the two countries called Post-colonial biosecurity possibilities.
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    [Archive] Dutch elm disease in Great Britain

    Lead Author: John Gibbs
    RIN 252 (1994) Out of print research publications from the 1980s and 1990s. Please note that since publication the products named may have been withdrawn or changed formulation, services may no longer be available, legislation superseded and addresses and contacts changed.
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    Preferences for natural features and artificial infrastructure in woodlands and forests

    Lead Author: Clare Hall
    This review provides evidence of preferences for artificial infrastructure and facilities, and other natural features (alongside trees) that different people favour in different treescapes. Evidence is drawn from 41 international studies from 2002-2022.
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    AWDev (NCF): Ancient Woodland and Development Impacts

    Ancient woodlands provide some of Great Britain’s most biodiverse and culturally significant habitats. Current planning policy aims to protect these ‘irreplaceable’ habitats from the direct and indirect impacts of nearby development. However, assessing the potential impact of development on nearby habitats is complex and impeded by evidence gaps. Our aim is to deliver evidence to underpin future policy, practice, and industry guidance critical to safeguarding ancient woodlands whilst supporting responsible development and woodland use.
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    [Archive] Revised windiness scores for the windthrow hazard classification: the revised scoring method

    Lead Author: C.P. Quine
    RIN 230 (1993) Out of print research publications from the 1980s and 1990s. Please note that since publication the products named may have been withdrawn or changed formulation, services may no longer be available, legislation superseded and addresses and contacts changed.
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    Public Perceptions on the Reintroduction of White-tailed Eagles

    A study exploring perceptions of the white-tailed eagle reintroduced to the Isle of Wight and the Solent, and comparing these perceptions to those recorded prior to the eagles’ reintroduction.
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    Revised valuation of flood regulation services of existing forest cover to inform natural capital accounts.

    Lead Author: Samantha Broadmeadow
    The ability of trees, woodlands and forests to reduce downstream flooding is increasingly recognised and valued by society, driving a demand for assessments of this important ecosystem service. This study updates a previous evaluation (Broadmeadow et al., 2018) with improved estimates for the volume of flood water potentially removed by woodland or retained by its […]
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    Active Forests Programme Evaluation: Phase 2

    The Active Forests Programme aims to create a physical activity habit for life for visitors to the nation’s forests in England. The programme provides engaging, inspirational and motivating physical activity opportunities for new and existing forest visitors. It is a partnership between Forestry England and Sport England and was evaluated by Forest Research.
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    Land managers and woodland creation: The evidence landscape in the UK

    This research used a systematic process to map the social science evidence around UK land managers’ willingness and ability to create woodland.
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    Community Tree Nurseries

    Evidencing the potential for community tree nurseries to contribute to satisfying current British demand for quality, diverse, biosecure tree stock.
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    The potential for agroforestry to reduce net GHG emissions in Scotland through the Woodland Carbon Code

    This research examines the potential of agroforestry to contribute to meeting greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets outlined in Scotland’s Climate Change Plan, and the economic viability of adopting agroforestry practices. It finds agroforestry has potential to sequester carbon and is generally financially viable, but benefits vary according to different factors.
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    Valuing Non-Woodland Trees

    Forest Research and Defra have made the first estimate of the monetary value of non-woodland trees in the UK. This work helps us to understand the overall value of our treescape, in which non-woodland trees play a critical role. Non-woodland trees are: single trees in urban and rural places, groups of trees covering less...