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[Archive] Analysis of the changes in forest condition in Britain 1989 to 1992

Peter H. Freer-Smith, Peter S. Saville

Lead Author: Richard A. Mather

A computer system was developed for mapping the Forestry Commission’s records of forest condition in Great Britain. This facility also conveniently allows forest condition records to be combined with meteorological and pollution data. The present Forestry Commission survey was evaluated to determine how well the design represented certain regional and local variations in environmental (including pollution) conditions across Great Britain. The survey was found to provide good representation over a wide range of possible combinations of meteorological and pollution conditions for the five species assessed, namely beech, oak, Sitka spruce, Norway spruce and Scots pine.


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Forestry Commission