Impact of tree health interventions on biosecurity behaviours
The UK's trees face a growing number of pest and disease related threats, many of which are driven by human activities and behaviour. However, there is very limited evidence surrounding…
Valuing the mental health benefits of woodlands
This study is the first attempt to provide national estimates of the natural capital value of the mental health benefits provided by UK woodlands.
Valuing the mental health benefits of woodlands - In Brief
This research is the first of its kind to value the mental health benefits associated with the UK’s woodlands
EUPHRESCO 2020-A-339- Seed-borne pathogens of conifers (Cosepath)
There is a need to raise awareness about the potential risks of introducing pests and diseases through seed movement and trade.
Engagement with nature and Covid-19 restrictions Survey 2021: Key results
This summary report of a survey undertaken to explore engagement with nature during the Covid-19 restrictions highlights the important role of nature and woodlands in supporting people's wellbeing through the Covid pandemic.
Alternatives to conventional plastic treeshelters
This research aims to determine the practicality, durability, and efficacy of non-plastic biodegradable treeshelters and other tree protection methods, as alternatives to using treeshelters made from conventional plastics.
Valuing the Mental Health Benefits of Forestry – Phase 2
This research presents an estimate of the mental health benefits associated with the UK’s woodlands, using an approach valuing woodland through reduced prevalence of mental illnesses. Indicative estimates are derived for potential inclusion of mental health benefits in UK natural capital accounts and for use in project and policy appraisal.
Diameter, height and volume increment single tree models for improved Sitka spruce in Great Britain
The British forestry sector lacks reliable dynamic growth models for stands of improved Sitka spruce, the most important commercial forest type in Great Britain. The aim of this study is…
Simultaneous estimation of Pinus nigra Arn. ssp. salzmannii natural regeneration emergence and survival through lifetime analysis
We developed a climatic sensitive model to simultaneously estimate the emergence and survival of Corsican pine natural regeneration in Spain through lifetime analysis. This work is highly relevant for managing the species in a context of climate change. Our modelling approach represents a breakthrough in the state of the art of lifetime analysis.
Developing an Approach to Monitoring the Health and Well-Being Benefits of Visits to Scotland’s Forests
This project reviewed evidence on the health and well-being benefits, and social and cultural benefits, of visits to forests, as well as the methods to measure and monitor them. It also provides recommendations for monitoring these benefits to support the implementation of Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.