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Official publication: Field Guide | FG

The identification of soils for forest management

The aim of this Field Guide is to assist forestry practitioners in making responsible management decisions by providing them with a means of rapid soil identification. This is done via...

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  • Soil science
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Environmental effects of stump and root harvesting

The removal of tree stumps and coarse roots from felling sites as a source of woody biomass for bioenergy generation is well established in parts of Europe, and interest has...

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Technical Note | TN

Protecting the Environment during Mechanised Harvesting Operations

This Technical Note provides guidance on matching harvesting systems to site conditions to reduce the risk of soil damage and water pollution. It updates some previously identified issues and describes...

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

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
Official publication: Technical Note | TN

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forest civil engineering

The management of forests and woodlands requires an effective road network to provide access for the machinery required to plant and harvest trees and extract timber and wood products. Roads...

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  • Climate change
Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

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.

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  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Forestry and surface water acidification

Forests and forest management practices can affect surface water acidification in a number of ways. The primary mechanism is the ability of tree canopies to capture more sulphur and nitrogen...

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  • Forest hydrology
Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

Managing deadwood in forests and woodlands

Deadwood is a vital component of a properly functioning forest ecosystem. It plays an important role in sustaining biodiversity and in delivering ecosystem services such as soil formation and nutrient...

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) | FC

The UK Forestry Standard 2017

The UK governments have set out their requirements for sustainable forest management in the UK Forestry Standard. Available both as ePub and PDF.

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  • Forest management
Official publication: UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) | FC

The UK Forestry Standard - summary checklist

Practising sustainable forestry means managing our forests in a way that meets our needs at present but that does not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs....

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  • Forest management