Research topics Publications
Forest clearance for peatland restoration
Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts of forest clearance for peatland restoration
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.
Trends in surface water chemistry in afforested Welsh catchments
Analysis of 22 years of water chemistry data from afforested Welsh catchments revealed trends indicative of recovery from acidification
Ground surface subsidence in an afforested peatland fifty years after drainage and planting
In the UK, large areas of peatland were drained for forestry in the second half of the 20th century. Ground surface subsidence and diminishing depth (thickness) of the peat layer...
Getting to know the ‘friendly fungi’ associated with the roots of key timber species
Nadia Barsoum provides highlights of over 10 years of research shedding light on who’s who in the world of friendly fungi colonising tree roots.
Soil changes under long-term woodland establishment
Investigation of soil development under woodland and the effects on aboveground biodiversity change.
A Strategic Assessment of the Afforested Peat Resource in Wales
This report assesses the distribution of Welsh peatlands and gives an overview of the likely impacts of peat forming factors and afforested peatland restoration. National and field based assessment schemes are developed for the assessment of afforested peatland in Wales viable for restoration, as well as a national GIS assessment identifying potential restoration areas in Wales. Field-based assessment are testing by ground truthing a number of sites in Wales and relative costs of afforested peat restoration are provided.
A strategic assessment of the afforested peat resource in Wales
This report assesses the distribution of the Welsh peatlands, gives an overview of the likely impacts of peat forming factors and afforested peatland restoration, develops national and field based assessment...
Potential for woodland restoration above the A83 in Glen Croe to reduce the incidence of water erosion and debris flows
By Bill Rayner and Bruce Nicoll This assessment was instigated by Forestry Commission Scotland, with the aim of appraising the suitability of the hill watershed directly above the A83 at...
Environmental effects of stump and root harvesting
A synthesis of available evidence on the effects of stump harvesting, drawn from largely overseas sources but critically considered for their applicability to British conditions. By Andy Moffat, Tom Nisbet...