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    The silviculture and management of coppice woodlands

    Lead Author: Ralph Harmer
    Coppice woodlands form an important part of our cultural heritage and are often valuable areas for conservation and biodiversity. The 20th century saw a marked decline in coppice but in recent years long neglected woodlands have been brought back into active management. This renewed interest has been mainly for wildlife benefits, but some well-managed crops, […]
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    [Archive] Applying the Ecological Site Classification in the lowlands: a case study of the New Forest inclosures

    Lead Author: Graham D Pyatt
    Applying the Ecological Site Classification in the lowlands’ is an illustrated case study of the New Forest Inclosures, which cover an area of 8500 hectares in southern Britain. The Ecological Site Classification (ESC) model is a PC-based decision support system for forest managers. It is designed to match key site factors with the ecological requirements […]
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    Chainsaw debutressing of standing timber

    This Technical Note provides advice and information to forest managers, woodland owners and contractors on the operation of debuttressing standing timber prior to felling by mechanical harvesting machines. It reviews current training, guidance and practice, and provides information about the decision process to be taken on when and how to carry out the debuttressing operation.
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    Noise hazards in forestry operations and selection of personal protective equipment

    This Technical Note uses current information gathered from manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, together with limited noise measurements obtained from machinery studies, to assess the noise exposure levels of forest operations. From evaluation of these data, guidance is given on the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Loud impact or explosive noises, for example […]
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    Respiratory protective equipment

    Lead Author: Bill J Jones
    This Technical Note provides an introduction to the legislative background to respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and discusses the need for suitable RPE. The terminology used in respirator selection is described along with relevant details of the hazards that RPE can protect against. Emphasis is placed on selecting equipment that is suitable for each situation in […]
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    National inventory of woodland and trees: Great Britain

    This Report presents the results for Great Britain from the Forestry Commission National Inventory of Woodland and Trees. For more information and the results of the survey at country, region and county level (as appropriate), visit the National Forest Inventory web pages.
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    Forestry statistics 2003

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Forestry Statistics is a compendium of statistical information about woodland, forestry and primary wood processing in the UK. Traditionally forestry statistics have focused on forests as a source of timber, and on the use of timber by wood processing industries. However, in recent years, it has been increasingly recognised that a wider range of environmental […]
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    Ffeithiau a ffigurau’r coedwigaeth 2003

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Crynodeb o Ystadegau Ynglyn a Choetiroedd a Choedwigoedd ym Mhrydain Fawr.A summary of statistics about woodland and forestry in Great Britain (Welsh/English).
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    Forestry facts and figures 2003

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    A summary of statistics about woodland and forestry in Great Britain.
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    Scotland’s trees, woods and forests

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This booklet is written for anyone and everyone with an interest in Scotland’s trees, woods and forests.
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    Tree Planting Information Note

    Lead Author: Bill Jones
    OutDoor Workshop 10.02 * These publications are produced by Technical Development. Some (mainly older) publications are not available online. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact jens.haufe@forestresearch.gov.uk or bill.jones@forestresearch.gov.uk or phone 0300 067 5919.
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    Forest and moorland fire suppression

    This Technical Note is produced as a guide to the latest developments in wildfire fighting techniques and is the second in a series of three on forest fire control. The others are: Planning controlled burning operations in forestry and Burning forest residues.