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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 forests in acid sensitive water catchments

Atmospheric pollution in the form of acid deposition has been dramatically reduced since international controls on emissions were introduced in the 1980s. However, acidification still affects acid-sensitive regions of the...

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  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Restoring afforested peat bogs: results of current research

The value of peat bogs as open habitats and stores of carbon may be lost if they are planted with trees. The number of bogs being restored is increasing but...

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  • Ecosystem services
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: 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
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: Research Note | RN

Ecosystem services and forest management

The ecosystem services concept helps describe the benefits which humans receive from nature and natural processes in a way that can influence policy and management decision making. The ability of...

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Valuing the social and environmental contribution of woodlands and trees in England, Scotland and Wales

This Research Note is based on a review by the University of Exeter that evaluated existing knowledge on valuing the social and environmental contributions of British trees and woodlands. It...

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  • Socio economic research