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  • Publications

    Forest Yield

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Forest Yield is a PC-based yield model for forest management in Britain.
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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 […]
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    ForestGALES

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    The ForestGALES computer based decision support tool enables forest managers to estimate the probability of wind damage to any conifer stand in Britain.
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    Thinning control (2015)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Field Guide provides guidance on the control of volume to be removed when marking a thinning and a guide to thinning yields. There are four sections: the first describes the yield class system and how yield class is assessed in a stand. The second covers thinning practice, including the type, intensity and cycle of […]
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    Forest Seedlings: A guide to the identification of tree and shrub seedlings in Britain

    Lead Author: Richard Jinks
    The ability to accurately identify tree and shrub seedlings is invaluable to anyone with an interest in forests and woodlands and it is fundamental to practical woodland management. However, identifying seedlings in their first year of growth is not as straightforward as identifying adult trees and shrubs, as they are often strikingly different in appearance. […]
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    Managing Native Broadleaved Woodland

    What native broadleaved woodland managers need to know; a new handbook that provides answers to questions that woodland managers ask and covers topics including use of grazing animals, uneven aged silviculture and management for nature conservation.
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    Timber Measurement

    Lead Author: Ewan D Mackie
    Timber measurement was first published in 1983 as Booklet 49. Its punchy, practical style proved popular with practitioners trying to work out how to take basic measurements on trees and timber and apply standard forest mensuration procedures in the field. This revised edition has been produced primarily to achieve consistency with the second edition of […]
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    Roundwood and sawlog volume tables

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This publication combines and replaces Forestry Commission Field Book 1: Top diameter sawlog tables and Forestry Commission Field Book 11: Mid diameter volume tables. The top diameter method for assessing volume is restricted to groups of sawlogs, preferably of uniform length up to 8.4 m. Volume determination using the mid diameter method is traditionally used […]
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    Forest mensuration: a handbook for practitioners

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Forest Mensuration is an essential, practice-based handbook designed to help all those working in the timber trade and forestry understand how to measure trees and timber. Written for practitioners, researchers and students, this new edition aims to cut through some of the complexities of forest mensuration by providing a logical format and additional advice to […]
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    Managing the pinewoods of Scotland

    Lead Author: W L Mason
    Our native pinewoods have long been treasured for their landscape and cultural values, as well as their contribution to the economy through timber production and recreational activities. Following decades of exploitation and degradation, recent management has concentrated primarily on the conservation of what remained of these ancient semi-natural woodlands. The aims of this handbook are […]
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    The silviculture and management of coppice woodlands

    Lead Author: Ralph Harmer
    Coppice woodlands form an important part of our cultural heritage and are often valuable areas for conservation and biodiversity. The 20th century saw a marked decline in coppice but in recent years long neglected woodlands have been brought back into active management. This renewed interest has been mainly for wildlife benefits, but some well-managed crops, […]
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    The identification of soils for forest management

    Lead Author: Fiona Kennedy
    The aim of this Field Guide is to assist forestry practitioners in making responsible management decisions by providing them with a means of rapid soil identification. This is done via a series of keys aimed at those with little or no experience of soil classification.