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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 pioneering new project to investigate the health of our British oak trees has been given the go-ahead.

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...

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 Climate...

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.