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UKFS Technical Note

Controlling grey squirrels in forests and woodlands in the UK

This Technical Note provides updated information on methods of grey squirrel control.

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  • Pests and diseases
UKFS Practice Guide

Managing forest operations to protect the water environment

This Practice Guide provides advice to forest managers, practitioners, planners and supervisors, on how forest operations should be planned and managed to protect the water environment.

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology
UKFS Technical Note

Assessing the stem straightness of trees

Stem straightness is important in determining tree and log value. The ability to make an effective assessment before harvesting is useful for forest managers and practitioners to improve forecasting, planning,…

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  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
UKFS Practice Guide

Deciding future management options for afforested deep peatland

This guide will help forest managers and agents in Scotland decide the best future management option for afforested deep peat sites (defined here as soils with a peat layer of…

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
UKFS Practice Guide

Managing open habitats in upland forests

The proportion of open space in many forests and woodlands is increasing as forest management plans are implemented and forests are restructured. Landowners and forest managers are increasingly being encouraged…

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
UKFS Practice Guide

Managing forests in acid sensitive water catchments

Atmospheric pollution in the form of acid deposition has been dramatically reduced since international controls on emissions were introduced in the 1980s. However, acidification still affects acid-sensitive regions of the…

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  • Ecosystem services
UKFS Practice Guide

Design techniques for forest management planning

Forest management plans are the key reference documents for monitoring and assessing forests and forestry practice in Britain. They define and communicate forest and woodland management proposals, set out how…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Practice Guide

Building wildfire resilience into forest management planning

Wildfire events are predicted to increase in frequency in the UK due to increased land-use pressure and climate change. Wildfires can have a number of impacts on sustainable forest management…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Practice Note

Establishing and managing gene conservation units

Conserving the genetic diversity within our tree species and the processes that determine it are important for sustainable forest management and increasing the resilience of Britain’s forests and woodlands. The…

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  • Genetics
UKFS Practice Note

Planning for brownfield land regeneration to woodland and wider green infrastructure

The regeneration of brownfield land to green space can deliver multiple benefits to society and the environment through improvements in the quality of a site and its surrounding landscape. Successful…

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Land reclamation
  • Urban trees and greenspaces