Climate Change Factsheets Set Two Published
- Posted on: 7 Jun 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…
How does replanting productive conifers affect carbon sequestration on shallow peat soils?
- Posted on: 7 Jun 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.
FR's response to the NFI Review
- Posted on: 27 May 2021
Forest Research has today published the final report containing the findings and recommendations of the independent review of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) and the Forest Research response to it. …
Why society needs nature - lessons from research during Covid-19
- Posted on: 20 May 2021
Newly published report collates the findings of research investigating how people visited nature and their experiences of it during the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020.
Research reveals the origins of destructive tree pathogen, Phytophthora ramorum
- Posted on: 11 May 2021
Recently published research in the Journal of Fungi reveals the destructive tree pathogen Phytophthora ramorum originates from the laurosilva forests of East Asia.
Pioneering project to safeguard our iconic oaks launched
- Posted on: 12 Mar 2021
The FUTURE OAK project, comprising scientists at Bangor University, Aberystwyth University, Forest Research and Sylva Foundation, will study how oak microbiomes are affected by environmental change and disease.
Forest Research Launches Climate Change Factsheet Series
- Posted on: 28 Jan 2021
Forest Research has today (Thursday 28th January 2021) launched the first in a series of factsheets exploring the effects of climate change on our trees and woodlands. Aimed at practitioners,…
New Heads of Centres Announced
- Posted on: 26 Jan 2021
Forest Research has appointed a new Head of Centre for Sustainable Forestry and Climate Change and Head of Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity. Emily Brennan joins FR as Head…
Research shows contact with nature supporting people through COVID-19
- Posted on: 27 Nov 2020
Forest Research has carried out a survey and interviews to find out if the COVID-19 restrictions of spring to early autumn 2020 led to changes in people’s interactions with trees, woodlands and wider nature. The research illustrates the important role that trees, woodlands and wider nature can play as part of people’s everyday lives and in supporting and protecting their wellbeing under the very difficult circumstances of a global pandemic.
Study reveals changes in tree canopy cover in Britain’s urban areas
- Posted on: 29 Sep 2020
Newly published research from Forest Research explores changes in tree canopy cover since the 1940s for ten urban areas across Great Britain.