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Forest clearance for peatland restoration

Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts of forest clearance for peatland restoration

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
Research topic

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.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
  • Soil science
  • Tree breeding
Peer reviewed papers

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

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Peer reviewed papers

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...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Soil science
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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.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Soil science
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Soil changes under long-term woodland establishment

Investigation of soil development under woodland and the effects on aboveground biodiversity change.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Soil science
Research topic

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.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Soil science
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Forest hydrology
Publication

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...

Themes

  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
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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...

Themes

  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
Research topic

Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives

An evaluation of the key issues relating to woodland and the Water Framework Directive

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science