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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

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.

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Research Report

The threat to UK conifer forests posed by Ips bark beetles

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.

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Peer reviewed papers

Providing the evidence base to diversify Britain’s forests

Early results of species and provenance trials established in 2012.

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
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Public Perceptions of Urban Trees

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.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
Climate change series

Factsheet: Climate change and forests

How do woodlands and forests affect the climate?

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
Peer reviewed papers

Species diversification - which species should we use?

This paper stresses that future use of ‘alternative’ species for diversification should be contingent on rigorous biological risk assessment, results from forestry scale trials, and the establishment of sustainable British seed sources.

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Genetics
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Provenance variation of emerging species

Forest Research has recently examined some long-term experiments to examine provenance variation of emerging species. The table below is a summary of how the results compare with Forestry Commission Bulletin…

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
Report summaries

ESCom 2020 workshop: Scotland's National Ecological Network - progress and practicalities

Summary of a workshop for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the progress and practicalities of developing a National Ecological Network in Scotland. Embedded in this approach to more sustainable land use is the need to take stock of progress towards regional and national ecological networks to increase resilience into the future.

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Land reclamation
  • Forest hydrology
  • Tree breeding
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The dendroclimatic and dendrochronological background to Acute Oak Decline

Using tree ring measurements (dendrochronology) and stable isotope analysis, the research aims to examine the stem growth and tree health histories of Acute Oak Decline (AOD)-affected trees, to look for evidence of predisposition to AOD, the impact of AOD on recent growth, and correlation with A. biguttatus attack.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Peer reviewed papers

Forest damage by deer depends on cross‐scale interactions between climate, deer density and landscape structure

This journal paper investigates the factors that drive deer damage to woodlands using the National Forest Inventory sample square data. We found that the likelihood of damage to trees depends on cross-scale interactions between climate, deer density and landscape structure. The complex interactive effects uncovered are difficult to interpret. We therefore provide an interactive Deer Damage Tool for practitioners to visualize how afforestation is likely to influence the probability of deer damage in different forests and regions across Britain.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting