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Trees, greenspace and urban cooling

Trees and greenspaces can play an important role in reducing the negative impact of the urban heat island effect on urban communities.

Themes

  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Peer reviewed papers

Acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, and in some situations the physical barriers MultiPro® or Kvaae® wax, can be alternatives to traditional synthetic pyrethroid insecticides for the protection of young conifers from damage by the large pine weevil Hylobius

Acetamiprid, chlorantraniliprole, and in some situations the physical barriers MultiPro® or Kvaae® wax, can be alternatives to traditional synthetic pyrethroid insecticides for the protection of young conifers from damage by the large pine weevil Hylobius abietis L.

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Research Report

The threat to UK conifer forests posed by Ips bark beetles

This Report describes the biological and environmental factors that influence attack frequency and severity from Ips bark beetles and assesses strategies for their management, with emphasis on the major threat posed by I. typographus.

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Peer reviewed papers

Providing the evidence base to diversify Britain’s forests

Early results of species and provenance trials established in 2012.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
Climate change series

Factsheet: Climate change and forests

How do woodlands and forests affect the climate?

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
Climate change series

Factsheet: Peatlands, forestry and climate change

This factsheet explains how forestry affects the carbon stored in peat and the role forest-to-bog restoration can play in reducing carbon emissions.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
Climate change series

Factsheet: Climate change and biodiversity

More biodiverse woodlands are better able to resist or adapt to threats, such as climate change. This enhanced resilience supports the continuity of woodlands and the ecosystem services they provide. Biodiversity is the variation at different levels of biological organisation - the genes within a species; the species within a community; and the diversity between communities and ecosystems.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Ecosystem services
  • Genetics
Climate change series

Factsheet: Climate change, flooding and forests

Many parts of the UK are periodically affected by flooding and the frequency of floods is expected to increase due to climate change. Tree planting and forest management can alter flood flows, although the extent of this depends on many factors. Here we describe the latest understanding of how forestry can help.

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest hydrology
Peer reviewed papers

Dynamic top height models for several major forest tree species in Great Britain

New dynamic top height models for 10 major species in Great Britain for pure, even-aged stands

Themes

  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Peer reviewed papers

Historic Urban Tree Canopy Cover of Great Britain

A study of historic and current urban tree canopy cover in Great Britain using aerial imagery.

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban trees and greenspaces