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    Potential for woodland restoration above the A83 in Glen Croe to reduce the incidence of water erosion and debris flows

    Lead Author: Bill Rayner
    By Bill Rayner and Bruce Nicoll This assessment was instigated by Forestry Commission Scotland, with the aim of appraising the suitability of the hill watershed directly above the A83 at the ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ in Glen Croe for tree planting and the potential for the trees and shrubs to reduce the incidence of debris […]
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    Woodland for Water: Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives

    Lead Author: Tom Nisbet
    This report considers the key issues relating to woodland and the Water Framework Directive (WFD) in England and Wales, but has application to Scotland and Northern Ireland. By Tom Nisbet, Martyn Silgram, Nadeem Shah, Katrina Morrow & Samantha Broadmeadow. Forest Research Monograph: 4ISBN 978-0-85538-830-0 Related pages Forest hydrology Soil sustainability
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    Opportunity mapping for woodland to reduce flooding in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

    Lead Author: Samantha Broadmeadow
    By Samantha Broadmeadow and Tom Nisbet. Research report to Forestry Commission England, March 2009. Forest Research Monograph: 1ISBN 978-0-85538-822-5 Related pages Forest hydrology Soil sustainability
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    Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to reduce diffuse sediment and phosphate pollution in the Lake District

    Lead Author: Samantha Broadmeadow
    By Samantha Broadmeadow and Tom Nisbet. Research Report July 2010. Related pages Forest hydrology Soil sustainability
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    Opportunity mapping for woodland to reduce flooding in the River Derwent, Cumbria

    Lead Author: Samantha Broadmeadow
    By Samantha Broadmeadow and Tom Nisbet. Research report to Forestry Commission England, March 2009. Related pages Forest hydrology Soil sustainability
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    Opportunity mapping for woodland creation to meet the objectives of the Water Framework Directive

    Lead Author: Samantha Broadmeadow
    Map-based case study to assess how woodland creation could be better targeted within catchments to locations where it would contribute most to maximising water and other benefits, while minimising risks. By Samantha Broadmeadow, Tom Nisbet, Martyn Silgram & Katrina Morrow. Final report to the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission England, May 2009. Related pages Forest […]
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    Restoring floodplain woodland for flood alleviation

    Lead Author: Tom Nisbet
    By Tom Nisbet and Huw Thomas. Final Report for Defra Project SLD2316 – a study designed to evaluate and demonstrate the contribution of floodplain woodland to flood alleviation. Related pages Forest hydrology Soil sustainability
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    [Archive] Water use by trees

    Lead Author: T R Nisbet
    This Information Note assesses the factors that influence the water use of trees and considers how conifers and broadleaves are likely to affect water resources in different parts of the UK.
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    Guide to using woodland for sediment control

    Lead Author: Tom Nisbet
    This guide describes the catchment approach that is being developed by a partnership of organisations in Cumbria in northwest England to control sediment inputs to Bassenthwaite Lake. It sets out the steps taken to identify the main sources of sediment and explores how woodland could help to alleviate the problem. By: By Tom Nisbet, Samantha […]
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    Development and review concerning Forest Focus (PDF, 1.6MB)

    Lead Author: Peter Freer-Smith
    Summary The European Community and the Member States are committed to implementing internationally agreed activities relating to the conservation and protection of forests. In this context it is in the general interest of the Community to develop the monitoring activities that have been established and run under Regulation (EC) 2152/2003 called Forest Focus and the […]
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    Opportunity mapping for trees and floods

    Lead Author: Tom Nisbet
    By Samantha Broadmeadow and Tom Nisbet. Research Report to Parrett Catchment Project, Wet Woodland Group, December 2003. Related pages Forest hydrology Soil sustainability
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    [Archive] Invertebrate animals as indicators of acidity in upland streams

    Lead Author: G.S Patterson
    Studies in the UK and elsewhere have shown that acid freshwater habitats have different floras and faunas and fewer species in most taxonomic groups, when compared with near-neutral waters. The presence or absence of certain common species that are sensitive to acid waters can be used to assess the prevailing chemistry of a water body. […]
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    [Archive] Forests and surface water acidification

    Lead Author: T.R. Nisbet
    This Bulletin reviews the evidence for a suggested forest effect in the acidification of surface waters in Great Britain. Acid deposition from the atmosphere within susceptible areas of Britain has affected fresh water flora and fauna, causing the decline and in some instances the complete loss of fish populations. Currently there is a debate about […]
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    [Archive] The management of forest streams (FC Leaflet 78 – 1980)

    This Leaflet discusses forest management in relation to stream conservation, as well as stream health and improvement.
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    Report on Forest Research for the year ended March, 1960

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    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 […]