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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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.
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...
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...