Skip to main content
Contact Us

Search Results

Refine Results

Back

Refine Results

Date Range:

960 Search Results

  • Research

    Social dimensions of natural colonisation

    This research aims to understand and characterise different kinds of land managers and why they may or may not be likely to utilise natural colonisation as an expansion strategy.  This is being achieved by addressing the following questions: What are land manager attitudes to, and perceptions of the risks and benefits...
  • Research

    Ecology of natural colonisation

    Interdisciplinary fieldwork aims to establish a robust methodology to assess the efficacy of ‘natural colonisation’ as an approach to establish new woodland and its impacts on biodiversity and above and below ground carbon. Key questions being evidenced are: Which tree species have colonised and established via natural colonisation? What is the density and...
  • Research

    Soil and carbon science of natural colonisation

    A review of the literature found very little information on how carbon in woodland natural colonisation areas compares to planted areas of similar age.  This part of the wider study set out to provide estimates of both tree biomass and soil carbon on natural colonised sites compared to adjacent tree...
  • Research

    Natural colonisation as a strategy for woodland creation and expansion

    Natural colonisation  occurs when tree seed reaches a site and establishes where woodland has not recently existed. This differs from natural regeneration where new trees establish within existing woodland or where woodland has recently been located. Supporting woodland expansion through such natural processes, is another method with potential to contribute to...
  • Research

    Woodlands for Wales Indicators

    There are currently 23 indicators being used to monitor progress towards the aims of the Woodlands for Wales (WfW) strategy, the third revision of which was published by Welsh Government in 2018.  This project will develop and update the existing Woodlands for Wales indicators to ensure they are relevant and...
  • Research

    Introducing stewardship science to improve woodland resilience with ‘Forest Lab’

    This collaborative project with the Sylva Foundation and myForest users explores new mechanisms to improve knowledge exchange between forestry scientists and owners and managers of private woodlands to understand change in their woodlands and help build woodland resilience, through developing ‘stewardship scientists’.  The project has two linked aims: 1) to explore if the...
  • Research

    New evidence to inform woodland creation for climate change mitigation

      This project was commissioned to estimate and compare the potential for carbon sequestration and GHG emissions mitigation that could be realised by creating different types of woodlands. The analysis assesses the influence of different tree species, site and management factors, including the eventual use of harvested wood, on the potential carbon...
  • Research

    Assessment of pathogen threats to alternative forestry species and provenances in the UK

    Invasive pathogens present a significant threat to the UK forestry industry. Recent epidemics have highlighted the risks of overreliance on a narrow range of plantation forestry tree species. FR research trials have been established to assess alternative forestry species which have an overseas origin, but which might be suitable for...
  • Research

    Cooling effect of street trees in Bristol

    In cities the climate is significantly warmer than in the surrounding countryside. This is known as the Urban Heat island (UHI) effect.  The UHI effect is caused by a range of factors including hard building surfaces which absorb and radiate heat and the design of urban areas which means they...
  • Research

    Climate change and urban forests

    Can urban forests help cities adapt to climate change? Urban forests can both help reduce climate change and help urban society cope with its impacts. As growing trees remove carbon dioxide from the air, storing the carbon in their biomass, urban forests are an important part of our response to...
  • Research

    Research and guidance on alternative methods of managing Hylobius abietis

    Research and Guidance The large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis) is the most serious pest of newly planted or naturally regenerating woodland trees on restocking sites in the UK and Ireland. On affected sites, in the absence of protective measures, losses of replanted trees will average around 50%, but in the worst...
  • Research

    The benefits of an i-Tree Eco survey

    Short summary of evaluation of outcomes and benefits of conducting i-Tree Eco surveys in the UK.
  • Research

    Breeding ash trees for tolerance to ash dieback

    Forest Research have been engaged in efforts to improve tolerance of ash trees to ash dieback caused by Hymenoscyphus fraxineus (previously known as ‘Chalara‘) since the disease was first recognised in Great Britain in 2012. Progress has been made under three main projects: Living Ash Project  Ash dieback mass screening trials  Testing a range of ash species for tolerance to ash dieback Across these three projects,...
  • Research

    Individual Tree Data Standard Workshops

    This page summarises two workshops and a number of one-to-one consultations that formed part of the development of the Individual Tree Data Standard. Workshops were held in May and July 2019 at the Open University in Milton Keynes. The workshops were attended by representatives from: Treework Environmental Practice University of West of England University College London Open...
  • Research

    Public consultation on the Individual Tree Data Standard

    Public consultation process for the Individual Tree Data Standard.
  • Research

    Tree data collection user survey

    User survey results from development of the Individual Tree Data Standard
  • Research

    i-Tree Eco Vale of Glamorgan

    Forest Research are working with Derby City Council to undertake an i-Tree Eco survey in the city of Derby in summer 2021. Derby has 17 electoral wards. To enable comparison of the structure of the urban forest in each ward 350 sample plots have been laid out across the city. i-Tree Eco will use...
  • Research

    Adapting forest and woodland management to the changing climate

    The following case studies and web resources relate to the UKFS Practice Guide – Adapting forest and woodland management to the changing climate. Case studies of adaptive practice Each of these studies range in size from small woodlands of three hectares to large forests of nearly 70 000 hectares, and several of...