New Year's Honours Recognition
- Posted on: 4 Jan 2022
Research worker Lee Cooper has been recognised in the New Year's Honours list. Based in North Yorkshire, Lee has been awarded a MBE for services to forestry. FR Board member…
New citizen science app launched
- Posted on: 17 Dec 2021
A new citizen science application has been launched to identify potential areas of windblown conifer trees following the devasting impact of Storm Arwen. Forest Research is working with Confor, the…
Mental health benefits of visiting UK woodlands estimated at £185 million
- Posted on: 4 Dec 2021
Visits to the UK’s woodlands boosts mental health and is estimated to save £185 million in treatment costs annually, our landmark report finds.
Loss of tree species has cumulative impact on biodiversity
- Posted on: 19 Nov 2021
Diseases affecting different UK tree species have been shown to have a multiplying effect on the loss of associated biodiversity, new research by James Hutton Institute and partners in the UK and Portugal including Forest Research, has found.
Innovative projects to boost UK biomass production
- Posted on: 14 Oct 2021
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.
Expert Committee on Forest Science Welcomes New Member
- Posted on: 1 Oct 2021
Expert Committee on Forest Science Welcomes New Member Professor Darren Evans
Success for Forest Research in UKRI Treescapes funding
- Posted on: 25 Aug 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.
New research set to unlock nature mysteries and tackle biodiversity crisis
- Posted on: 10 Aug 2021
A research project has been launched to help tackle the biodiversity crisis by identifying how the UK’s most precious woodland and meadow habitats can be successfully restored by looking at how all the different plants, animals and other organisms in ecosystems work together.
Forest Research reports a record number of tree pest and disease enquiries
- Posted on: 30 Jul 2021
Forest Research reports a record number of tree pest and disease enquiries.
What role do forests play for natural flood management in the UK?
- Posted on: 22 Jun 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. …