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Official publication: Practice Guide | PG

Identifying the historic environment in Scotland's forests and woodlands

Identifying the historic environment in Scotland's forests and woodlands has been prepared by Forestry Commission Scotland and Archaeology Scotland as an aid to forestry and woodland managers when considering the...

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: UKFS Guideline Note | GN

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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....

Themes

  • Forest management
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach

Black poplar is Great Britain’s rarest native hardwood and there is considerable interest in conserving the genetic diversity present in the remaining population. However, multiplication by vegetative propagation has led...

Themes

  • Genetics
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: UKFS Guideline Note | GN

Environmental impact assessment of forestry projects

This booklet provides guidance on how to seek consent from the Forestry Commission for 'relevant projects' under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations 1999. The relevant projects are deforestation, afforestation,...

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Research Report | RP

Shake in oak: an evidence review

Shake (internal splitting of the wood in a growing tree) is believed to affect and devalue around one-fifth of British oak crops. There is currently no fully reliable method to...

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  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Research Report | RP

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

Woodlands and trees have a wide-ranging role in the economy but this is often under-valued in conventional economic indicators. For example, woodlands deliver social and environmental benefits – such as...

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  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
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
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.

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology