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    Non-destructive evaluation of Scots pine

    Lead Author: David Auty
    Evaluating the use of acoustic tools to assess Scots pine timber quality, and the practical implications for assessing timber quality from naturally regenerated stands. Related pages Tree and Wood Properties Compression Wood Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)
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    Stem straightness in Sitka spruce in Scotland and North England

    Lead Author: Shaun Mochan
    Report on a survey of stem straightness. Related pages Tree and Wood Properties Compression Wood Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)
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    Towards a timber quality model for Sitka spruce in Britain

    Lead Author: Barry Gardiner
    Conference paper on the development of a timber quality model for British-grown Sitka spruce. Related pages Tree and Wood Properties Compression Wood Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)
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    Diameter, height and volume increment single tree models for improved Sitka spruce in Great Britain

    The British forestry sector lacks reliable dynamic growth models for stands of improved Sitka spruce, the most important commercial forest type in Great Britain. The aim of this study is to fill this gap by trialling a new modelling framework and to lay the foundations of a future dynamic growth simulator for that forest type. […]
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    ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland’s National Ecological Network – progress and practicalities

    Lead Author: Chloe Bellamy
    Summary of a workshop for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the progress and practicalities of developing a National Ecological Network in Scotland. Embedded in this approach to more sustainable land use is the need to take stock of progress towards regional and national ecological networks to increase resilience into the future.
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    Wood properties and uses of Scots pine in Britain

    Lead Author: Paul Mclean
    This Report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of Scots pine timber in Great Britain, drawing where necessary and for comparative purposes on sources from the European continent where Scots pine is better characterised and used in a wider range of applications.
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    Importing firewood (3rd edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including firewood. These controls are in place to prevent the spread of pests and pathogens that would be ecologically and economically damaging if introduced to Great Britain (GB). Import controls are tree species specific, and may vary according to the country of origin and […]
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    Import Inspection Fees for Wood, Wood Products and Bark (5th edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Guide explains which imports of wood, wood products and bark are subject to chargeable import inspection, how much the fees are, and how they may be paid.A credit application form for import business is available to download here as pdf file:[<a href=”/website/pdf.nsf/pdf/fcph002a.pdf/$FILE/fcph002a.pdf”>]Credit application form[</a>]
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    Forest Reproductive Material: Regulations controlling seed, cuttings and planting stock for forestry in Great Britain (2nd edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    The Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations provide a system of control for seed, cuttings and planting stock that is used for forestry purposes in Great Britain
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    Importing wood, wood products and bark: Requirements for landing controlled material into Great Britain from non-EU countries (4th edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Plant Health Guide sets out the requirements for landing controlled material from non-EU countries into Great Britain. It lists controlled genera and species and highlights the import regulations that apply to the landing of wood, wood products and bark from these species from countries outside of the EU. This 4th edition reflects recent changes […]
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    Forestry Facts & Figure 2017

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. The complete statistics for 2017 are available on our forestry statistics web page.Please note – the printed version of this document is an A2 sheet folded to A6. The PDF of the document is set to print at A3 therefore some of the pages […]
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    Choice of silver birch planting stock for productive woodands

    Lead Author: Steve Lee
    Silver birch is second only to oak in terms of total broadleaved woodland area in Britain. In the last two decades there has been an increase in the planting of birch woodlands both for timber production and the creation of native woodlands. The GB map of Native Seed Zones and Regions of Provenance provides guidance […]
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    Implications of lowland broadleaved woodland management for the conservation of target bird species

    Lead Author: Alice Broome
    This research consisted of a literature review and field study which investigated woodland management for birds within lowland broadleaved woodlands in Britain. The research considered the effect of woodland management (silvicultural intervention and control of deer browsing) on vegetation structure, and the relationships between vegetation structure and woodland birds. Based on habitat–bird relationships, a classification […]
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    An easy guide to forest trees and their uses

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Guide lets you find out more about the trees found in the forests and woodlands of Great Britain.
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    Timber properties of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown in Great Britain

    Lead Author: David Gil-Moreno
    The softwood processing sector in Great Britain has been built around the use of a very small number of timber-producing species – predominantly Sitka spruce. The recent increase in outbreaks of host-specific tree pests and diseases has led to an interest in diversification, through planting a wider range of tree species, to mitigate any risk […]
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    Converting planted non-native conifer to native woodlands: a review of the benefts, drawbacks and experience in Britain

    Lead Author: Nadia Barsoum
    Planted forests of non-native conifers make up around 36% of Britain’s total wooded area. Increasing the area of native woodlands – including converting non-native conifer to native woodland where appropriate – is an aim of the UK Forestry Standard Guidelines on Biodiversity. It is unclear how much conversion is being implemented, what the motivations might […]
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    Understanding the provision of conifer seed for woodland species

    Lead Author: Alice Broome
    Conifer seed provides an important food resource for many woodland mammals, birds and insects, including some of Britain’s rarest species. This Research Note brings together information from a number of sources on cone and seed production by the main conifers planted in Britain. This information can help managers assess the seed resources of their woodlands […]
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    Forest Yield: A handbook on forest growth and yield tables for British forestry

    Lead Author: R.W. Matthews
    Yield models are one of the foundations of forest management. They provide information about the patterns of tree growth and potential productivity that can be expected in forest stands of different tree species, with varying growth rates, when managed in different ways. Yield models are in daily use by forest managers and practitioners when making […]