Forestry Facts & Figures 2018
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...
Niches for species: a multi-species model to guide woodland management
To protect biodiversity in the face of environmental change, there is a need to designate and manage areas of habitat for rare and threatened species. However, to identify the right...
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...
Import Inspection Fees for Wood, Wood Products and Bark (5th edition)
This Guide explains which imports of wood, wood products and bark are subject to chargeable import inspection, how much the fees are, and how they may be paid. A credit application...
Importing firewood (3rd edition)
Plant Health controls apply to a wide range of wood products, including firewood. These controls are in place to prevent the spread of pests and pathogens that would be ecologically...
Forest Reproductive Material: Regulations controlling seed, cuttings and planting stock for forestry in Great Britain (2nd edition)
The Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations provide a system of control for seed, cuttings and planting stock that is used for forestry purposes in Great Britain
Encouraging biodiversity at multiple scales in support of resilient woodlands
Woodland ecosystems are integral to our health, well-being, security and economy, but they face a number of pressures including climate change, land-use intensification, and emerging pests and diseases. This Research...
Outdoor learning: closing the attainment gap in primary schoolchildren in Scotland
This Research Note compares the performances of 71 primary schoolchildren carrying out curricular tasks in outdoor and indoor classroom settings. By observing, recording and analysing how the children performed in...
Importing wood, wood products and bark: Requirements for landing controlled material into Great Britain from non-EU countries (4th edition)
This Plant Health Guide sets out the requirements for landing controlled material from non-EU countries into Great Britain. It lists controlled genera and species and highlights the import regulations that...
Using DNA barcoding and metabarcoding to detect species and improve forest biodiversity monitoring
Growing threats to biodiversity from pressure of land use, climate change, and invasive pests and diseases highlight the importance of obtaining accurate baseline measurements of current forest biodiversity, as well...