Identifying the historic environment in Scotland’s forests and woodlands has been prepared by Forestry Commission Scotland and Archaeology Scotland as an aid to forestry and woodland managers when considering the historic environment in their stewardship. The principal purpose of this practice guide is to provide an accessible introduction to exploring ‘archaeology in the field’. Archaeological […]
Our urban forests, the trees and woodlands in and around our towns and cities, provide numerous environmental, economic and social benefits. As the most important single component of green infrastructure these trees have a vital role to play in promoting sustainable communities. In April 2011, for the first time in Britain, the relevant professional bodies […]
The historic environment is an important part of our heritage and contributes significantly to our understanding of the human past. This publication provides a review of the managment of the historic environment in woodlands, highlights important issues and reports on current and planned research. By Peter Crow. Article in Forest Research Annual Report 2002/3. Related […]
Legacy socio-economic research relating to: Governance Public benefits from private forests and woodland in England: classifying private woodland owners (PDF-295K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Legacy socio-economic research summary relating to: Community diversity, coherence and development Public engagement with forests and woodlands (PDF-129K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Legacy socio-economic research relating to: Well-being and quality of life Inventory of evidence and programmes relating to trees and forests and (peri-)urban regeneration and place-making (PDF-126K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Legacy socio-economic research relating to: Well-being and quality of life Forests for recreation and nature tourism: European COST Action E33 (PDF-126K) Access our current and recent socio-economic research.
Many parts of the UK are periodically affected by flooding and the frequency of floods is expected to increase due to climate change. Tree planting and forest management can alter flood flows, although the extent of this depends on many factors. Here we describe the latest understanding of how forestry can help.
Forests are popular places for recreation, but some activities can have negative impacts on wildlife. Land managers have to balance delivery of the social and economic benefits derived from outdoor recreation with nature conservation objectives. This literature review provides an overview of potential disturbance issues and a guide to the evidence on impacts from walking, […]
Forests and woodlands represent a substantial stock of carbon that is contained in soil, trees and other vegetation. They are a key component of the global carbon cycle and their effective management, at both global and regional scales, is an important mechanism for reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Understanding what determines the size of […]
We use 3 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you're happy for us to use.
Strictly necessary cookies
These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form.
They always need to be on.
Cookies that measure website use
We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs.
Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about:
how you got to the site
the pages you visit on forestresearch.gov.uk and how long you spend on each page
what you click on while you're visiting the site
Cookies that help with our communications and marketing
Some forestresearch.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.