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    Forestry Facts & Figure 2017

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. The complete statistics for 2017 are available on our forestry statistics web page.Please note – the printed version of this document is an A2 sheet folded to A6. The PDF of the document is set to print at A3 therefore some of the pages […]
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    Evaluation of the Westonbirt Arboretum Community Inclusion programme and Visitor Experience

    Evaluation of Westonbirt Arboretum Community Inclusion programme and Visitor Experience programme by Forest Research
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    SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping

    We are working with Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.
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    What do Forest Managers want to know about adaptation?

    Lead Author: Gail Atkinson
    Research exploring what forest managers want to know about climate change adaptation. Adaptation to climate change involves adjusting Forest Management to anticipate future changes. Starting to adapt woodland and forests to the changing climate now is important if owners and society wish to continue to benefit from the range of services they provide, capitalise on opportunities […]
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    Observatree: Key lessons. Qualitative study of the ‘Observatree’ citizen science project

    Study evaluating the experiences of participants of Observatree, a Tree Health Early Warning System which engages volunteers in surveying for tree pests and diseases, thereby supporting efforts to protect woodlands and forests.
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    Valuing the social and environmental contribution of woodlands and trees in England, Scotland and Wales

    Lead Author: Pat Snowdon
    This Research Note is based on a review by the University of Exeter that evaluated existing knowledge on valuing the social and environmental contributions of British trees and woodlands. It starts by bringing together different (but related) economic terms and concepts in a single framework for understanding how trees and woodlands contribute to economic well-being, […]
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    Valuing the social and environmental contribution of woodlands and trees in England, Scotland and Wales

    Lead Author: Amy Binner
    Woodlands and trees have a wide-ranging role in the economy, but this is often under-valued in conventional economic indicators. For example, woodlands deliver social and environmental benefits – such as outdoor access, biodiversity and carbon sequestration – which are largely unpriced in economic transactions but which have important impacts on the economy and on society’s […]
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    PREPSYS

    Multi partner research project on risk-based strategies to prepare for and manage the invasive emerald ash borer and bronze birch borer.
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    Biodiversity and rotation length: economic models and ecological evidence

    Lead Author: N. Barsoum
    This Research Note presents the findings of a study which examined how biodiversity changes with stand age, with a view to incorporating it into optimal forest rotation length modelling. The study reviewed relevant literature and analysed Forestry Commission Biodiversity Assessment Project data. The review revealed no simple or universal response of biodiversity to stand age. […]
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    Children and young people’s engagement with nature

    The research focuses on children and young people’s engagement with trees, woodlands and wider nature and the barriers to, and opportunities, for further engagement.
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    Edinburgh Panda Consortium

    The Edinburgh Consortium for Giant Panda Conservation and Forest Landscape Restoration aims to deliver a 10-year Research Programme in partnership with Wolong and Sichuan colleagues.
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    Natural Play: how can we enable children to benefit from nature?

    Lead Author: Margrete Skar
    There is increasing evidence that contact with nature provides a wide variety of benefits for children. These include physical, mental and social well-being benefits as well as a wide range of learning opportunities and the chance to develop an interest in and understanding of nature. At the same time, there is increasing global concern that […]