Research topics Publications
Pests and diseases
Understanding land managers' behaviours for tree health policy options
Co-design of tree health policy options for resilient treescapes as part of Future Farming and Countryside Programme (FFC)
Priorities for research on Emerging Species
An analysis of species diversity of the Public Forest Estate in Britain to help inform the future direction of research on species and provenance.
Controlling grey squirrels in forests and woodlands in the UK
This Technical Note provides updated information on methods of grey squirrel control.
Oak lace bug in Europe (OLBIE): Evaluation of the pest status in Europe and development of survey, control and management strategies
This Euphresco project will focus on the oak lace bug (Corythucha arcuata), with an emphasis on evaluating its pest status in Europe and assessing survey, control and management strategies.
Biosecurity engagement with hikers at Rowardennan in Scotland
Following the discovery of Phytophthera Ramorum close to Rowardennan in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Forest Research were commissioned to carry out questionnaires with hikers in the area to investigate their awareness of and engagement with the topic of tree pests and diseases, and biosecurity.
Resilience – Future Proofing Plant Health
What is tree resilience and how can we support better management for tree health in the face of climate change and pests and diseases?
Delivering Resilient Forests
Resilient forests are important if our trees are to cope better with changing environmental conditions and threats from pests and diseases. This page provides information on the publications produced as part of Forest Research's 'Delivering Resilient Forests' programme of research.
Genetic considerations for provenance choice of native trees under climate change in England
This Research Report provides a review of published results from provenance tests of relevance to English native trees to identify factors which may influence the risk, suitability and desirability of the use of local versus non-local seed under climate change.
Is the introduction of novel exotic forest tree species a rational response to rapid environmental change? : A British perspective.
A suggested way for British woodlands to combat the problems they are facing due to climate change and exotic pests and diseases is to grow a range of novel exotic tree species. Here we examine the arguments for doing this in the context of British forestry where the objectives are either commercial timber production or conservation of biodiversity.
An analytical framework for spatially targeted management of natural capital
A major sustainability challenge is determining where to target management to enhance natural capital and the ecosystem services it provides. Achieving this understanding is difficult, given that the effects of...