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Case Studies

Planning 200 years ahead in Gipps Wood, Sussex

Meet Estate Manager Ruth Wallis, who helps oversee a 3 ha bicentenary plantation in Sussex that was designed to be resilient to the changing climate in 200 years. Ruth explains the background to this innovative project and how they used a combination of local knowledge, expert advice and data from the Ecological Classification Tool (ESC) to select a total of seven tree species.

Managing a woodland with acute oak decline – Bell Coppice

Forestry consultant Andrew Woods discusses the management of 80 ha family-owned Bell Coppice woodland in the Midlands with acute oak decline (AOD) and the measures that have been taken to adapt to climate change. Principal Pathologist Sandra Denman explains what AOD is, the impact on timber and ways to help control the disease, and Research Entomologist Daegan Inward discusses the impact of climate change on trees and AOD.

An Introduction to Climate Change Adaptation

Our climate is changing, and in order to increase resilience to the impact of risks including frost, flooding and wildfire, changes are needed to established forestry practice.

Climate change animations

This series of short animations provide concise overviews of key climate change topics that are covered in our more detailed climate change factsheets.

Scotland and climate change video series (ClimateXChange, 2013)

These videos provide guidance on how Scottish forests can increase resilience.  They were funded by ClimateXChange, the Scottish Government’s centre of expertise on climate change.

Decision making tool videos

Ecological Site Classification (ESC) tutorial videos
Climate matching tool

Forest Research project and seminar videos

Science Seminar: Adapting forest and woodland management to the changing climate
FOSPREF European wind damage project
Enhancing the resilience of our trees, woods and forests – a framework for implementation (2022)
Impacts of future climate change on forest ecosystems services in Scotland (2015)