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  • Publications

    Wood properties and uses of Scots pine in Britain

    Lead Author: Paul Mclean
    This Report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of Scots pine timber in Great Britain, drawing where necessary and for comparative purposes on sources from the European continent where Scots pine is better characterised and used in a wider range of applications.
  • Research

    B4EST – adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change

    B4EST will offer new understanding about how adaptive forest breeding can be used to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions.
  • Publications

    Importing firewood (3rd edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including firewood. These controls are in place to prevent the spread of pests and pathogens that would be ecologically and economically damaging if introduced to Great Britain (GB). Import controls are tree species specific, and may vary according to the country of origin and […]
  • Publications

    Forest Reproductive Material: Regulations controlling seed, cuttings and planting stock for forestry in Great Britain (2nd edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    The Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations provide a system of control for seed, cuttings and planting stock that is used for forestry purposes in Great Britain
  • Publications

    Import Inspection Fees for Wood, Wood Products and Bark (5th edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Guide explains which imports of wood, wood products and bark are subject to chargeable import inspection, how much the fees are, and how they may be paid. A credit application form for import business is available to download here as pdf file.
  • Publications

    Importing wood, wood products and bark: Requirements for landing controlled material into Great Britain from non-EU countries (4th edition)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Plant Health Guide sets out the requirements for landing controlled material from non-EU countries into Great Britain. It lists controlled genera and species and highlights the import regulations that apply to the landing of wood, wood products and bark from these species from countries outside of the EU. This 4th edition reflects recent changes […]
  • Research

    The first 50 years of Tree Breeding in Britain – Nomenclature and locations

    There have been a number of changes of nomenclature and location during the 50 years of tree improvement within the Forestry Commission and Forest Research: Bush Nursery, Roslin 1956-96 Newton Nursery, Elgin 1963-96 Fort Augustus 1971-77 Grizedale, Lake District 1951-71 Westonbirt Arboretum, Glos. 1965-88 Shobdon, Herefordshire 1985-96 Research branch name The Genetics Section of the Forestry Commission Research Division was established...
  • Publications

    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 […]
  • Publications

    Choice of silver birch planting stock for productive woodlands

    Lead Author: Steve Lee
    Silver birch is second only to oak in terms of total broadleaved woodland area in Britain. In the last two decades there has been an increase in the planting of birch woodlands both for timber production and the creation of native woodlands. The GB map of Native Seed Zones and Regions of Provenance provides guidance […]
  • Research

    Sitka spruced

    A collaboration between Forest Research, Oxford University and Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) which will use DNA-marker technology to identify at a very early age those Sitka spruce trees which will have outstanding growth rate and timber quality when felled 30-years later
  • Publications

    Implications of lowland broadleaved woodland management for the conservation of target bird species

    Lead Author: Alice Broome
    This research consisted of a literature review and field study which investigated woodland management for birds within lowland broadleaved woodlands in Britain. The research considered the effect of woodland management (silvicultural intervention and control of deer browsing) on vegetation structure, and the relationships between vegetation structure and woodland birds. Based on habitat–bird relationships, a classification […]
  • Publications

    An easy guide to forest trees and their uses

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Guide lets you find out more about the trees found in the forests and woodlands of Great Britain.