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UKFS Practice Note

Establishing and managing gene conservation units

Conserving the genetic diversity within our tree species and the processes that determine it are important for sustainable forest management and increasing the resilience of Britain’s forests and woodlands. The…

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  • Genetics
UKFS Practice Note

Planning for brownfield land regeneration to woodland and wider green infrastructure

The regeneration of brownfield land to green space can deliver multiple benefits to society and the environment through improvements in the quality of a site and its surrounding landscape. Successful…

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Land reclamation
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
UKFS Practice Note

Managing woodland access and forest operations in Scotland

Forests and woodlands bring wide-ranging and diverse benefits to people in Scotland. They are ideal places for people of all ages to participate in leisure, recreation and sports. However, forests…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Practice Note

Expanding woodlands in Special Protection Areas for golden eagles

Golden eagles are primarily birds of open mountain country but they can use open woodland habitats and may benefit from prey species which use woodlands. In 2010 a suite of…

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  • Ecosystem services
UKFS Practice Note

Monitoring the oak processionary moth with Pheromone traps

The oak processionary moth is a serious forestry pest that is capable of causing complete defoliation of oak trees. Its caterpillars are also a hazard to health. Breeding populations of…

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  • Pests and diseases
UKFS Practice Note

Managing public safety on harvesting sites

Everyone involved in forestry work has health and safety duties and responsibilities. This Practice Note provides guidance to help landowners, forest managers and forestry practitioners manage public safety on harvesting…

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  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
UKFS Practice Note

Minimising the impact of the great spruce bark beetle

The great spruce bark beetle is found in forests throughout continental Europe. It damages spruce trees by tunnelling into the bark of the living trees to lay its eggs under…

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  • Pests and diseases
UKFS Practice Note

Choosing Sitka spruce planting stock

Over 90% of the Sitka spruce planted in Britain today is from ‘improved’ planting stock, which is predicted to produce around 25% more timber at final rotation, compared with material…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Practice Note

Managing forests as red squirrel strongholds

Stronghold forests are large areas of coniferous and mixed forest identified as having the potential to sustain resilient and healthy populations of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) over the long-term.

UKFS Practice Note

Managing forests for white-tailed eagles

White-tailed eagles (sea eagles) were re-introduced to Scotland from the 1970s and there are now over 50 breeding pairs. They frequently nest and roost in woodlands and tend to use…

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  • Ecosystem services