Forestry guidance: UKFS Technical Note
Controlling grey squirrels in forests and woodlands in the UK
This Technical Note provides updated information on methods of grey squirrel control.
Assessing the stem straightness of trees
Stem straightness is important in determining tree and log value. The ability to make an effective assessment before harvesting is useful for forest managers and practitioners to improve forecasting, planning,…
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from forest civil engineering
The management of forests and woodlands requires an effective road network to provide access for the machinery required to plant and harvest trees and extract timber and wood products. Roads…
Fence marking to reduce grouse collisions
Collisions with fences can be a significant source of mortality for woodland birds such as capercaillie and black grouse. The construction of new fencing to protect woodland and trees in…
Using acoustic tools in forestry and the wood supply chain
The demands for sustainably produced wood as a raw material for a variety of end uses is placing increased pressure on the forest resource in the UK. Knowledge of the…
Cleaning mechanised pesticide spray equipment
This Technical Note sets out the procedures for cleaning pesticide applicators and proposes a cleaning regime drawn from current sources of best practice.
Using dye markers to reduce pesticide use
Colourants used as dye markers may allow the better targeting of pesticide sprays, and could help to protect operators, as well as reducing overall levels of pesticide use in forestry.
Selecting nozzles for hand-held applicators
This Technical Note provides guidance on the selection of appropriate spray nozzle(s) for use in the application of pesticides. Influences on selection, such as type of target, weather conditions, pesticide…
Planning and Managing Pesticide Stores
This Technical Note outlines legislation governing pesticide use and sets out training and certification requirements relevant to pesticide storage. It provides recommendations on planning, constructing and maintaining permanent and mobile…
Mechanised Spraying Systems for Herbicide Use in Forestry
This Technical Note outlines these application methods and provides details on the components of mechanised sprayers and herbicide delivery systems. Information is also provided on pre- and poststorage maintenance, sprayer…