The purposes of this study are to draw together up-to-date assessments of the main factors bearing on decisions about the broad direction of forestry expansion; to use this to inform discussions of the location and type of forestry that would best meet the demands of society for wood products, jobs, recreation, amenity, wildlife conservation, carbon […]
The eleven chapters comprising this Bulletin cover the botany, cultivation, performances and utilisation of poplars and poplar timber. The genus Populus comprises some 32 species classified according to their botanical characters into five sections and one sub-section. Of these, the sections Aigeiros (the black poplars) and Tacamahaca (the balsam poplars) are of commercial significance to […]
This survey covers employment in the Forestry Commission, the private sector and primary wood processing. It enumerates both direct labour and contractors, counting part-time and contract employment as the actual time worked and expressing the total as whole-job equivalents. It includes employees and the self-employed, between whom no distinction is made.
Increasing interest in forestry in Britain has followed the search for alternative land uses to agriculture and the growing importance of conservation. Research requirements have adapted to this new situation. This Occasional Paper looks at recent trends and seeks to ask whether resources are reasonably matched to requirements. At least seven public agencies are engaged […]
The subject of evaluation is important to research managers generally and especially to those concerned with the formulation and direction of programmes. Evaluation is normally impracticable at the programme level; instead attention must be concentrated at the level of the project. The purposes served by such evaluation are three: to increase the awareness of research […]
At the Fifteenth Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (I.U.F.R.O.) held at Gainesville, Florida in March 1970, a Working Party was set up to consider methods of evaluating the contribution of Forestry to economic development. This Bulletin contains the papers presented at the meeting of this Working Party together with a report […]
The study represents the boldest attempt so far made in Britain to create a model of the two activities of wood-producing and primary processing of wood. On the basis of specified assumptions about future costs, interest rates, prices and demands for forest products, the author presents the results of linear programming solutions specifying rates of […]
This report is a description and assessment of research into the use of the Forest of D ean by day visitors.The central theme of the study is the prediction of recreational use. Dr R.J. Colenutt and local Forestry Commission staff carried out a survey of day visitors to the Forest of Dean during the summer […]
At the Fourteenth Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations held in Munich in September, 1967 a Working Group was set up in the Economics Section, Section 31, to consider the contribution of operational research to studies in the field of the managerial economics of forestry. In September, 1970, members of this working […]
This Booklet presents the results of investigations during 1963 and 1964 into the demand by the public for the recreational use of some national forests in England and Scotland. The research was intended principally as a methodological study, and it forms part of a wider investigation into the multiple use of forests in Britain.
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 […]
The five forest gardens which form the subject of this Bulletin are Cockle Park, near Morpeth, Northumberland; Cirencester, Gloucestershire; Abbotswood, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire; Alice Holt, Hampshire; and Ceiriog, Denbighshire. Each garden consists of a series of experimental plots laid out for purposes of study and for the comparison of the rate of growth of […]
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