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Climate change forestry news from both Forest Research and the wider industry, including the latest climate change research, projects, publications and events.  


Tom Locatelli, Senior Climate Change Scientist and Project Leader – Wind Risk in a Changing Climate, talks about wind risk in forestry and how ForestGALES helps foresters and land managers plan and manage woodlands and forests.

21st May 2024

International conference and workshop on wind risk and the ForestGALES/fgr wind risk model successfully delivered in Scotland.

14th May 2024

Forest Research part of transdisciplinary hub looking to bridge the gap between science and policy to achieve Net Zero.

19th January 2024

Forest Lab enables UK woodland managers to become volunteer ‘stewardship scientists’ by joining science projects, collaborating with researchers and sharing data to support woodland resilience.

20th November 2023

Explore our new case studies that demonstrate how forest adaptation measures can be applied to reduce the climate change risks faced at three different Scottish sites.

15th November 2023

Forest Research are working closely with Forestry and Land Scotland to develop a forest restoration demonstration in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park as part of the Europe-wide, Horizon 2020 SUPERB project.

9th November 2023

This research note summarises how long-term measurements are used to understand the carbon balances of two contrasting case study sites; an evergreen coniferous plantation and a deciduous oak plantation.

26th October 2023

The factsheets provide concise summaries of information from scientific research and are aimed at practitioners, individuals and organisations who want to understand more about trees, forests and climate change.

7th August 2023

Take a virtual walk around the Climate Change Adaptation Trail to see the different adaptation measures being trialled at Alice Holt Forest on the Surrey/Hampshire border.

5th June 2023

Discover how private woodland owners are addressing acute oak decline (AOD) in the Midlands and looking ahead to the changing climate in Sussex in our new Bell Coppice and Gipps Wood case study videos.

4th May 2023

Join us on 10 March at 14:00 to learn how woodland managers are adapting to the changing climate to help build resilience to the changing climate, and the resources available to help you plan ahead.

23rd February 2023

Looking to make your woodland resilient to climate change?  Take a look at Forest Research’s new Climate Change Hub – a comprehensive online resource that centralises and distils climate change adaptation advice for forest and woodland owners and managers in the UK.

24th January 2023

Forest Research-led mapping reveals extent of damage from 2021’s winter storms as woodland owners are encouraged to plant and manage more diverse and resilient forests of varying ages and species in the face of climate change.

30th November 2022

Countryfile presenter Tom Heap visited the Forest Research flux tower to discover how climate change scientists are understanding the carbon cycle of a typical broadleaf forest.

22nd November 2022
A new United Kingdom-wide guide outlining how our forests and woodlands can reduce the damaging effects and financial impact of flooding on vulnerable communities has been published by the Forestry...
26th October 2022

The APF Exhibition 22-24 September provided the ideal opportunity for members of the Forestry and Climate Change Partnership (FCCP) to network and reinforce their commitment to climate change by promoting the FCCP Adaptation Accord.

29th September 2022

Recent research published by ClimateXChange explored the potential of agroforestry to contribute to greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets and the economic viability of adopting agroforestry.

9th September 2022

Forestry, conservation and government organisations, including Forest Research have come together to reaffirm their commitment to work together to promote the importance of adapting trees, woods and forests to climate change.

30th June 2022

The guide outlines the steps that can be taken to foster woodlands which will be resilient to current and future threats as a result of climate change.

14th May 2022

On 9 April 2022 forestry and tree organisations will be holding the UK’s first ever ‘mapathon’ in which hundreds of volunteers will undertake online tree canopy cover assessments of urban council wards across the UK…

1st April 2022

The latest in our Climate Change Factsheet series have been published today, Wednesday 9th February. Aimed at practitioners, the factsheets showcase the breadth of research carried out by Forest Research…

9th February 2022

Forest Research has been successful in winning funding from the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme as part of a collaboration led by Forest Creation Partners (FCP). The partnership will use geospatial data science to identify optimal planting sites for forestry-based biomass production.

14th October 2021

Earlier this month UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announced the successful Treescapes research bids. Forest Research has secured participation in three of the funded projects.

25th August 2021
Recently published research conducted by Bangor University and Forest Research reviews the current state of knowledge on the role of forested lands for natural flood management (NFM) in the UK....
22nd June 2021
The next in our series of Climate Change Factsheets have been published, exploring the effects of climate change on our trees and woodlands. Aimed at practitioners, the factsheets showcase the breadth...
7th June 2021

New research reveals the impacts of forest management for timber production on the carbon sequestration of a Sitka spruce forest and shows the impact of the 2018 drought.

7th June 2021