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  • Publications

    Timber properties of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown in Great Britain

    Lead Author: David Gil-Moreno
    The softwood processing sector in Great Britain has been built around the use of a very small number of timber-producing species – predominantly Sitka spruce. The recent increase in outbreaks of host-specific tree pests and diseases has led to an interest in diversification, through planting a wider range of tree species, to mitigate any risk […]
  • Publications

    Converting planted non-native conifer to native woodlands: a review of the benefits, drawbacks and experience in Britain

    Lead Author: Nadia Barsoum
    Planted forests of non-native conifers make up around 36% of Britain’s total wooded area. Increasing the area of native woodlands – including converting non-native conifer to native woodland where appropriate – is an aim of the UK Forestry Standard Guidelines on Biodiversity. It is unclear how much conversion is being implemented, what the motivations might […]
  • Research

    Mechanical properties of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce

    An investigation into the wood properties and timber potential of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce; whether left un-thinned or re-spaced to various stocking densities.
  • Research

    Tree biomechanics and environment

    Tree biomechanics and environment
  • Research

    Modelling tree and wood properties

    Modelling important tree and wood properties
  • Research

    Timber properties of home grown conifers and broadleaves

    Timber properties of home grown conifers and broadleaves
  • Publications

    Understanding the provision of conifer seed for woodland species

    Lead Author: Alice Broome
    Conifer seed provides an important food resource for many woodland mammals, birds and insects, including some of Britain’s rarest species. This Research Note brings together information from a number of sources on cone and seed production by the main conifers planted in Britain. This information can help managers assess the seed resources of their woodlands […]
  • Publications

    Forest Yield: A handbook on forest growth and yield tables for British forestry

    Lead Author: R.W. Matthews
    Yield models are one of the foundations of forest management. They provide information about the patterns of tree growth and potential productivity that can be expected in forest stands of different tree species, with varying growth rates, when managed in different ways. Yield models are in daily use by forest managers and practitioners when making […]
  • Publications

    Sustainable construction timber

    Lead Author: Ivor Davies
    Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material that can be produced in most parts of the UK. This second edition of ‘Sustainable construction timber’ has been written to help building designers and contractors source and specify local timber products. The report explains why local sourcing of timber is important, reviews the range of […]
  • Publications

    Export certification

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Pests and diseases can be carried on plants and trees, seeds, wood and wood products including wooden packaging material and isolated bark. They may also be carried on vehicles and machinery where they have not been properly cleaned and are carrying soil or plant debris. If you intend to export such material out of Great […]
  • Publications

    Importing woodchip

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including woodchip. 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 regulations are tree species specific, and may vary according to the country of origin and […]
  • Publications

    Minimum facilities at ports

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This revised Guide sets out the obligations which apply to port authorities and others responsible for the points of entry in Great Britain where controlled wood, wood products or other goods which are accompanied by wooden packaging are landed. The Guide gives advice on the facilities needed, not only to meet the requirements of the […]