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    Green Finance in the Context of Trees, Woods and Forests

    Lead Author: Wen Hao Low
    This research examines the applications of green finance to trees, woods, and forests (TWF) in the UK, focusing on innovative financing mechanisms. It investigates how green finance is defined and identifies financial mechanisms that have the potential to increase private investment into the country’s TWF.
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    Factsheet: Climate change and tree species

    Matching species to site and future conditions Tree species are the basic building blocks that form any forest or woodland. If a species is weakened by the impacts of climate change, this could change the composition of the woodland and affect the organisms that live there. Wise species choices can help forests adapt to the […]
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    Factsheet: Climate change and provenance

    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 […]
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    Factsheet: Climate change and forest carbon

    How much carbon is there in our woodlands? Forests are a key part of the global carbon cycle. As trees grow, carbon is removed from the atmosphere so there is much interest in tree planting and woodland expansion to help slow down the increase of atmospheric greenhouse gases that is causing rapid climate change. It […]
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    Factsheet: Climate change and insect pests of trees

    Will the impact of damaging forest insects increase? Insects provide many critical ecosystem services, such as pollination, decomposition and pest control. Many beneficial insects appear to be in decline, due to habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. Only a small number of insect species have become damaging pests of trees, but their occurrence and […]
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    Factsheet: Climate change and risks

    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 […]
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    Welsh Plant Health Surveillance Network Programme: 2022 Review

    Lead Author: Racheal Lee
    This document describes and reports on the first year of activities undertaken for the Welsh Plant Health Surveillance Network (WPHSN), a ground-breaking Welsh Government funded project to monitor native and invasive pests and pathogens that may pose a threat to health of plants and trees across Wales.
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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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    [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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    [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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    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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    Acetamiprid used to prevent Hylobius abietis damaging young trees poses a very low risk of causing water contamination provided good forestry practices are followed

    Lead Author: Huw Thomas
    A study of chemical runoff following the use of acetamiprid as a pre-treatment and top-up spray to prevent damage from the large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) to young trees was undertaken at a restock site in mid-Wales. The site was specifically selected to pose a high risk of chemical runoff, being a high elevation, […]
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    Designing and managing forests and woodlands to reduce flood risk

    Flooding is a major environmental hazard facing the UK and one that is expected to increase with climate change. Societal impacts and economic damages are likely to escalate, with major floods already costing multiple £billion. These concerns are driving a more sustainable approach to flood risk management involving greater working with natural processes to slow […]
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    An analysis of conifer experiments in Britain to identify productive alternatives to Sitka spruce

    Lead Author: Victoria Stokes
    An analysis of relevant species trials was carried out to assess the productivity of potential alternative conifer species to Sitka spruce on upland site types in Britain. Data from 87 forest experiments planted between 1929 and 1995 were analysed to compare long-term performance of 52 species with that of Sitka spruce under the same conditions and site type.
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    Intimate mixtures of Scots pine and Sitka spruce do not increase resilience to spring drought

    Lead Author: Tom Ovenden
    Understanding how we can increase the resilience of forest systems to future extreme drought events is increasingly important as these events become more frequent and intense. Diversifying production forests using intimate mixtures of trees with complementary functional traits is considered as one promising silvicultural approach that may increase drought resilience. However, the direction and magnitude […]
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    How resilient are planted UK forests to drought? A summary of recent research on Sitka spruce and Scots pine.

    Lead Author: Tom Ovenden
    As our climate warms, the pressures on global forest ecosystems from extreme climate events are expected to increase across much of the world (Anderegg et al., 2020; Brodribb et al., 2020). Of particular concern is the increasing threat to tree health and productivity posed by drought. Despite a predominantly cool maritime climate, forest ecosystems in […]
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    Forestry Facts and Figures 2022

    Lead Author: Forest Research
    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 2022, are available from Forestry Statistics. This year’s edition of the booklet was published on Thursday 29 September. A […]