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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
UK Forestry Standard guidance
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Stump harvesting

Guidance developed by Forest Research on the selection of suitable sites for stump harvesting, best practice to maintain sustainable forest management, and research to quantify the risks to soils

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
Research topic

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
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Soil sustainability

Research to ensure forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and to investigate effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil acidification and nutrient supply.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
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Eco-engineering and conservation of slopes (ECOSLOPES)

Techniques and tools to improve slope stability and reduce soil erosion

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
Research topic

Sustainable restoration of brownfield sites

Restoring land to enable greenspace establishment

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Land reclamation
Research topic

Tree health and ectomycorrhizal fungal communities

Research examining whether there are links between tree health and ectomycorrhizal fungal communities under changing environmental conditions

Status: Current
Research topic

Tree stability and wind risk to forests

Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
Research topic

Integrated forest monitoring

About the Level I, Level II, environmental change network, FutMon and Biosoil programmes

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Research topic

Forestry and climate change mitigation

Research to improve our understanding of how forests and woodlands can contribute to the carbon balance at both local and global scales

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
Research topic

Tree tolerance to heavy metals

Research focusing on determining optimum species choice for planting in metal contaminated soils

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Land reclamation