With the general introduction of metric measurements in the dedicated and approved woodlands schemes with effect from October, 1971, the opportunity has been taken to re-examine the form of the standard Plan of Operations. This study has been carried out by the Forestry Commission in close consultation with the Timber Growers Organisation and the Scottish […]
The tables included in this Booklet are designed as aids to the management of forests in British conditions and where profitability is a primary objective. The Booklet is divided into four parts which are: The Yield Class System of Classifying Growth Potential Thinning Control Production Forecasting Yield Tables This publication is a revised, metric edition […]
This booklet provides a simple guide to the volume to be removed when thinning pure even-aged stands, or with suitable modifications, when thinning woods of mixed species and/or of uneven age. It replaces Booklet 17, the imperial version, from 1966.
These tables are the metric equivalent of the old established Hoppus tables and are used in exactly the same way. Mid diameters in centimetres are used instead of mid quarter girth in inches, lengths are expressed in metres rather than in feet, and volumes are given in cubic metres.
This guide outlines proposals for the introduction of the metric system of weights and measures in British forestry and has been approved by the Forestry Commission and the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee as a basis for more detailed planning by the individual sectors of the industry.
This Bulletin presents the findings of a team of Forestry Commission Officers who visited Sweden and Norway in 1965. The main object of the visit was to study managerial, organisational and technical practices which seemed likely to assist in promoting greater efficiency in the creation and maintenance of state and private woodlands at home and […]
There are real advantages in using the same tractor for nursery work, ride mowing and extraction. Full utilisation of the tractor means low machine costs, fewer stores and easier maintenance. This booklet describes how, in Thetford Forest, the same light agricultural tractors which are used for forest nursery work and forest ride mowing are used […]
This booklet has been prepared primarily for the guidance of landowners who have already brought, or who wish to bring, their woodlands into the Dedication or the Approved Woodland Schemes of the Forestry Commission. It contains information on the preparation of the plan and map and on management and record keeping.
The tables in this publication have been prepared with the object of providing a basis for the management of Forestry Commission plantations but they are equally applicable to any plantations which are managed primarily for profit. The Revised Yield Tables for Conifers in Great Britain published in 1953 (Forest Record Number 24) and all previous […]
Extraction accounts for between 25 per cent, and 75 per cent, of the total costs of production, that is all costs up to roadside ready for despatch, but excluding growing the trees; this percentage, however, depends on the amount of conversion (crosscutting and peeling) and the length and difficulty of the extraction. For this reason, […]
Experimental pruning of conifer crops was begun by the Forestry Commission in 1931 and the results of the experiments have been assessed up to date, but the final assessment, that of the pruned timber, still lies in the future. The main purpose of this Bulletin is to indicate the extent of the experimental work done […]
The report of Forest Research for the year ending March 1959. The report includesIntroductionSummary of the year’s workPart i Reports of work carried out by Forestry Commission research staff-Forest tree seed investigations -Nursery investigations -Silvicultural investigations in the forest: (a) south and central England and Wales (b) Scotland and northern England-Provenance studies -Poplars and elms […]
These tables and charts were prepared by the staff of the Research Branch and by other forest research workers to meet their own needs when preparing data for publication, when meeting foreign visitors and when reading foreign literature. They have been amplified and now are published so that others may avoid the laborious calculations that […]
The systematic measurement of sample plots in stands of growing timber provides the data for the compilation of yield tables and other estimates of increment which are essential to the economic management of woodlands. In order that such measurements shall be strictly comparable, both as between one sample plot and another, and within the same […]
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