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    Engagement with Nature and Covid-19 Restrictions

    Lead Author: Liz O’Brien
    Report from a study exploring people’s connection with trees, woodlands and wider nature before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. An online survey ran from mid June until the end of July 2020. This publication reports on the findings of the survey.
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    Values, management and pest and disease threats associated with ash: A review

    This report reviews and summarises some of the key evidence from around the world on values associated with ash trees, and the management decisions about both ash dieback and emerald ash borer. The evidence on values focuses on historical, social and cultural values while the parts on management decisions looks at actual decisions taken as […]
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    Why society needs nature

    This was a joint collaborative piece of work between Natural Resources Wales, Forest Research, Natural England, NatureScot and the Environment Agency. It aimed to bring together and summarise research conducted in each organisation concerning how people, both adults and children, visited green and blue natural spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, and their experiences […]
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    Opportunities to use woodland measures for Natural Flood Management in Whinlatter Forest: Scoping Report

    Lead Author: Huw Thomas
    The Forest Design Plan for Whinlatter is currently under review and a new aspirations map has been produced. This includes measures such as habitat creation and proposed extensions to the mountain bike trail network. In addition to these proposals, measures to reduce the community flood risk have been considered; such as soft engineering features (leaky […]
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    Opportunities to use woodland measures for Natural Flood Management (NFM) in the Derwent Catchment: Scoping Report

    Lead Author: Huw Thomas
    Forest Research was commissioned by Forestry England to carry out a desk-based GIS exercise to determine the potential opportunities of implementing NFM measures in 4 forest areas in the Derwent Catchment. The study focused on the Parkwood Isel, Howgill and Messengemire, Setmurthy and Matterdale forest areas. A desk-based GIS exercise was carried out by Forest […]
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    Influencing behaviour for resilient treescapes: Rapid Evidence Assessment

    Lead Author: Bianca Ambrose-Oji
    The Rapid Evidence Assessment considers the following: The impact of policy tools – grants, subsidies, programmes, provision of advice – on the response of land managers to tree pests and diseases The potential of formal networks to act as disseminators of information and knowledge, and mediators of change.
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    Quantifying the hydrological effect of woodland creation in the Camowen and Drumragh catchments, Omagh, Northern Ireland

    Lead Author: Huw Thomas
    The 'Runoff Curve Number' rainfall-runoff model, developed by the USDA Soil Conservation Service, was applied to the catchments draining to Omagh, to assess the potential effect of woodland creation on flood flows. The 'Runoff Curve Number' method provides a potentially powerful tool for evaluating the impact of land use change and management on surface runoff, […]
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    Observatree: Key lessons. Qualitative study of the ‘Observatree’ citizen science project

    Study evaluating the experiences of participants of Observatree, a Tree Health Early Warning System which engages volunteers in surveying for tree pests and diseases, thereby supporting efforts to protect woodlands and forests.
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    Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to reduce flood risk in Northern Ireland

    Lead Author: Huw Thomas
    The report provide results, methods and details of the source data used in a mapping project to provide GIS spatial datasets which identify priority areas for woodland creation to benefit flood risk management in Northern Ireland. Maps are also avaliable in an addtional document.  The results provide a strong basis for developing and refining catchment […]