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Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can the National Forest Inventory tell us?

This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Forestry Facts & Figures | FS

Forestry Facts & Figure 2017

This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. The complete statistics for 2017 are available on our forestry statistics web page. Please note - the printed version of...

Themes

  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Technical Note | TN

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,...

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  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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SCALEFORES: Scaling Rules For Ecosystem Service Mapping

We are working with Southampton University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology to develop and test novel modelling frameworks to explore the drivers of ecosystem services at different spatial scales in order to predict and map their delivery.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
  • Forest hydrology
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Timber properties of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown in Great Britain

The softwood processing sector in Great Britain has been built around the use of a very small number of timber-producing species – predominantly Sitka spruce. The recent increase in outbreaks...

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  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Forestry Facts & Figures | FS

Forestry Facts & Figures 2016

This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. The complete statistics for 2016 are available on our forestry statistics web page. Please note - the printed version of...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Management handbook | BK

Forest Yield: A handbook on forest growth and yield tables for British forestry

Yield models are one of the foundations of forest management. They provide information about the patterns of tree growth and potential productivity that can be expected in forest stands of...

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  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Research Report | RP

Sustainable construction timber

Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material that can be produced in most parts of the UK. This second edition of ‘Sustainable construction timber’ has been written to...

Themes

  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Field Guide | FG

Thinning control (2015)

This Field Guide provides guidance on the control of volume to be removed when marking a thinning and a guide to thinning yields. There are four sections: the first describes...

Themes

  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Forestry Facts & Figures | FS

Forestry Facts & Figures 2015

This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. Please note - the printed version of this document is an A2 sheet folded to A6. The PDF of the...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting