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  • Publications

    Thinning control (2015)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    This Field Guide provides guidance on the control of volume to be removed when marking a thinning and a guide to thinning yields. There are four sections: the first describes the yield class system and how yield class is assessed in a stand. The second covers thinning practice, including the type, intensity and cycle of […]
  • Research

    Merchantability of Noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock

    Quantification of volume and wood properties affecting timber production in four minor species in GB.
  • Publications

    Shake in oak: an evidence review

    Lead Author: Andrew Price
    Shake (internal splitting of the wood in a growing tree) is believed to affect and devalue around one-fifth of British oak crops. There is currently no fully reliable method to identify the defect in standing trees, or to predict vulnerable sites and stands without local knowledge and historical data. Shake may appear on any site, […]
  • Publications

    The Picts

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    The Picts: a learning resource for teachers of Curriculum for Excellence Level 2.
  • Publications

    Upgrading Seed Lots of European Silver Fir (Abies alba Mill.) using Imbibition-Drying-Separation

    Lead Author: S. McCartan
    How effective is imbibition-drying- separation? European silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) produces good seed crops every three to five years but these crops often have a high proportion of empty seeds. In many tree species, the empty and insect-infested seeds are removed during processing and cleaning of seed lots. However, this is only possible if filled […]
  • Publications

    An easy guide to forest trees and their uses (Gaelic version)

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission
    Iùl beag air craobhan choilltean Is mar a chleachdas iadGheibhear san iùl bheag seo fiosrachadh air na diofar chraobhan a lorgas ann an coilltean is air fearann-coillteach ann am Breatainn. Innsidh e mar a dh’aithnichear diofar ghnèithean cumanta agus cho cudromach ‘s a tha iad ann am beatha-làitheil dhaoine. This Guide lets you find out more […]
  • Publications

    Forest Seedlings: A guide to the identification of tree and shrub seedlings in Britain

    Lead Author: Richard Jinks
    The ability to accurately identify tree and shrub seedlings is invaluable to anyone with an interest in forests and woodlands and it is fundamental to practical woodland management. However, identifying seedlings in their first year of growth is not as straightforward as identifying adult trees and shrubs, as they are often strikingly different in appearance. Forest […]
  • Research

    Shake defects in timber

    A review of known and suspected factors affecting the development of shake defects in native oaks. Produce guidance for growers and policy makers to enable an understanding of why the defect occurs, how to minimise risks in current stands, and how to avoid higher risk sites for new planting.
  • Research

    Marker Aided Selection (MAS) in Sitka spruce

    Association of DNA-markers with field-based performance
  • Research

    The breeding of conifer species

    Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.
  • Publications

    Improving timber transport

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission (Scotland)
    The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF) was introduced in 2005 to facilitate the sustainable transport of timber in rural areas of Scotland…
  • Publications

    Scotland’s Native Woodlands: Results from the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland

    Lead Author: Forestry Commission Scotland
    The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS), carried out between 2006 and 2013 has provided the first authoritative picture of Scotland’s native woodlands. It used field survey to identify the location, type, extent, composition and condition of all native and nearly native woods, as well as woods planted on ancient woodland sites (PAWS). This report […]