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UKFS Practice Note

Respacing naturally regenerating Sitka spruce and other conifers

Dense natural regeneration of Sitka spruce and other conifers is an increasingly common feature of both recently clearfelled sites and stands managed under continuous cover forestry in upland forests of…

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Practice Note

Managing acute oak decline

Oak trees in Britain have long suffered from dieback and decline disorders, but a disease called acute oak decline has been causing particular concern since the first few years of…

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  • Pests and diseases
UKFS Practice Note

Practical techniques for surveying and monitoring squirrels

Practical surveying and monitoring techniques are essential for anyone involved in studying or managing squirrel populations in forests and woodland in Britain. Survey methods can be used to establish the…

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  • Ecosystem services
UKFS Practice Note

Managing the Pine Weevil on Lowland Pine

The pine weevil Hylobius abietis is a common cause of mortality in young conifers used to restock forest sites after clearfelling. This Practice Note looks at minimising the use of…

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  • Pests and diseases
UKFS Practice Note

Managing Brash on Conifer Clearfell Sites

This Practice Note gives guidance on the range of available options for brash management, and the possible consequences of each option.

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
UKFS Practice Note

Handling and storing acorns & chestnuts and sycamore fruits

The fruits of oaks, chestnuts and sycamore are extremely perishable. They are shed at a high moisture content and, unlike most fruits and seeds, are killed by very little drying. …

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  • Tree breeding
UKFS Practice Note

Establishment and management of short rotation coppice

This Practice Note reviews existing knowledge and gives guidance on site selection and preparation, plantation design, planting, weed control, crop management, pest management and yield for short rotation coppice plantations…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Practice Note

Nant-yr-Hwch long-term forest design plan: an example of good practice from the private sector

[Due to the large size of this document, a pdf file is not available]

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Practice Note

Recommendations for fallow, roe and muntjac deer fencing: new proposals for temporary and reusable fencing

This Practice Note presents the recommendations resulting from research work into reducing the cost of deer fencing without compromising on efficiency.

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
UKFS Practice Note

Using local stock for planting native trees and shrubs

This Note describes a system intended to facilitate the identification of, and trade in, locally sourced stock for the planting of native species of trees and shrubs in Britain.

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  • Tree breeding