Pioneering project to tackle ash dieback launches International Year of Plant Health
- Posted on: 17 Jan 2020
On Friday 17 January, the government’s Chief Plant Health Officer, Nicola Spence, accompanied by FR's Chris Reynolds, visited the project to plant one of the last trees in the Ash...
Two FR Colleagues Recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours
- Posted on: 9 Jan 2020
Two members of staff from Forest Research have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Dr Helen McKay (nee MacGilp), the Head of Centre for Sustainable Forestry and...
How can we encourage, support and sustain levels of physical activity?
- Posted on: 6 Jan 2020
Recently published research sheds light on the learning gained from the Active Forests Programme in England about how to encourage and sustain levels of physical activity.
Looking to the future with centenary trees planted at Alice Holt Lodge
- Posted on: 19 Dec 2019
As part of the Forestry Commission’s centenary celebrations, Forest Research is has planted 25 trees in the grounds of its research station at Alice Holt Lodge, in the south-east of England.
Working together to raise awareness of tree pests and diseases in Wales
- Posted on: 18 Dec 2019
In late November over twenty tree specialists from Wales, mainly foresters and arborists, near Newport in Gwent for a tree health workshop.
New Mental Health First Aid Network within Forest Research
- Posted on: 10 Oct 2019
We have recently developed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Network, and now have 21 trained Mental Health First Aiders spread across the UK.
Exploring natural solutions to reduce traffic incidents caused by flooding
- Posted on: 8 Oct 2019
A recent project has investigated the potential of using Natural Flood Management (NFM) to reduce flooding incidents on the strategic road network.
Forest Research and British Forests: The Forestry Commission 1919-2019
- Posted on: 7 Oct 2019
To mark the centenary of the Forestry Commission, “British Forests: The Forestry Commission 1919-2019” was published this summer. Research features prominently in the story of the Commission and contributors to...
Wind and forests - the evolution of research from the 1950s to the present day
- Posted on: 2 Oct 2019
Wind and forests – the evolution of research since the 1950s
A spy in the woods
- Posted on: 26 Sep 2019
A new study by researchers from the University of Stirling and Forest Research is aiming to examine the impact of deer on the development of woodland ecosystems by using camera traps.