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Forest Research was featured on BBC Countryfile on Sunday 20th November.  Read more here…

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...
We are greatly saddened at Forest Research by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family. The Queen was involved in the...

The latest National Forest Inventory (NFI) report has been published today, 28th July 2022.


Leone Olivieri joined Forest Research earlier this year.  Here he explains the work he is doing and the influences that led him into a scientific career. He’s also got some great words of advice for would-be scientists.

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.

We are delighted to welcome two new members to the Expert Committee on Forest Science.  From 1 June Dr Julie Urquhart joins as social science expert and Dr Eleanor Tew will step on board as Early Career Professional Observer.


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.

A state-of-the-art laboratory conducting innovative research into tree pests and diseases has been officially opened today (Friday 13 May) by Defra and the Forestry Commission, as part of National Plant Health Week.

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…

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,…

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…