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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, the...
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 of...
Dr Helen McKay OBE FICFor has been appointed as the new Chief Forester for Scotland. In her new role, she will provide technical and professional advice on forestry matters to Scottish...
Combined efforts to bring pine martens back to the Forest of Dean have just reached a major milestone – a number of recently released females have given birth to offspring. The...
A survey to support an independent review of the National Forest Inventory (NFI) has been launched today, Wednesday 17 June 2020. The survey calls on landowners, forestry and woodland professionals, and...
On Friday 17 January, the government’s Chief Plant Health Officer, Nicola Spence, accompanied by Forest Research’s Chris Reynolds, visited the project to plant one of the last trees in the...

We have recently developed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Network, and now have 21 trained Mental Health First Aiders spread across the UK.

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...
Nicol Sinclair has been announced as the new Head of IFOS from 1st July 2019. He will be taking over from Peter Weston, who is retiring after a long and...
Research carried out by the University of Southampton and Forest Research is helping to tackle one of the biggest sustainability challenges – looking after and nurturing the natural resources in...

Steve Lee, who has recently retired from Forest Research, has been awarded an OBE for his expertise in tree breeding in the UK.

Professor Chris Quine has been appointed as the new Chief Scientist for Forest Research (FR), Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree-related research. The post of Chief Scientist oversees the...