England’s first reintroduced Pine Martens have kits
- Posted on: 13 Jul 2020
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. …
Forest Research wins funding for collaborative research into oak tree health
- Posted on: 8 Jul 2020
A pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been given the go-ahead.
Views sought on the National Forest Inventory
- Posted on: 17 Jun 2020
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,…
Understanding deer damage is crucial when planting new forests
- Posted on: 28 Apr 2020
Scientists at the University of Southampton and Forest Research say understanding the risk of damage by deer to new and existing forests in Britain is crucial when considering their expansion.
Living Ash Project Phase 2 Funding Announced
- Posted on: 27 Mar 2020
Living Ash Project Phase 2 funding announced. The new five year programme is the second phase of the project which is aiming to secure trees tolerant to the fungal disease ash dieback for future seed production.
Celebrating British Science Week
- Posted on: 11 Mar 2020
This week, scientists from Forest Research have been demonstrating their research on woodlands and climate change at Forestry England’s Alice Holt Forest. The activities are part of British Science Week and have been carried out with local college students.
Research suggests benefits of conservation efforts may not yet be fully visible
- Posted on: 27 Jan 2020
The time it takes for species to respond to conservation measures – known as an ‘ecological time lag’ – could be partly masking any real progress that is being made, experts have warned.
Research identifies worst areas for hedgehog road deaths
- Posted on: 23 Jan 2020
Research just published details when, where and why hedgehog roadkill is most likely to occur, with the outskirts of cities in central Britain emerging as particular blackspots.
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 Forest Research's Chris Reynolds, visited the project to plant one of the last trees in the…
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…