Good forest practice was effective at protecting water quality.
Streamwater acidity and ecology unaffected by conifer afforestation.
Hurricanes caused marked changes in streamwater acidity and water colour.
Total P increased after fertiliser applications but no impact on ecological status.
Findings will inform future woodland expansion within sensitive water catchments.
Our study was driven by objections to afforesting the sensitive peaty […]
Howson, T., Chapman, P. J., Shah, N.,
Anderson, R., & Holden, J. (2021). The effect of forest-to-bog
restoration on the hydrological functioning of raised and
blanket bogs. Ecohydrology, e2334. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2334
Forest Research, Forestry & Land Scotland and Forestry England have co-developed an evidence based, repeatable approach for assessing the biodiversity potential of the National Forest Estate. Several extent, condition, connectivity and diversity metrics are measured and aggregated into a Combined Biodiversity Index. An online, interactive tool allows users to explore mapped scores.
How do we manage insect pests in forestry? This PhD project aims to evaluate current science and practise and develop and test new and improved methods in order to enhance integrated pest management in the industry.
Acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, and in some situations the physical barriers MultiPro® or Kvaae® wax, can be alternatives to traditional synthetic pyrethroid insecticides for the protection of young conifers from damage by the large pine weevil Hylobius abietis L.
This Report describes the biological and environmental factors that influence attack frequency and severity from Ips bark beetles and assesses strategies for their management, with emphasis on the major threat posed by I. typographus.
How do contemporary Great British attitudes to urban trees vary between locality, individuals and communities with different socio-demographic backgrounds? Forest Research aims to investigate this through a rapid evidence review, a national questionnaire and a series of focus groups.
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