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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
UK Forestry Standard guidance
General Forestry practice
Forestry research
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Peer reviewed papers

Forest clearance for peatland restoration

Phased felling and low impact harvesting can effectively control negative impacts of forest clearance for peatland restoration

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
Peer reviewed papers

An insight to the current state and sustainability of urban forests across Great Britain based on i-Tree Eco surveys

Research into the sustainability of 12 urban forests across Great Britain, and recommendation of a framework to rate sustainability of urban trees.

Themes

  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research reports

Opportunities to use woodland measures for Natural Flood Management (NFM) in the Derwent Catchment: Scoping Report

Forest Research was commissioned by Forestry England to carry out a desk-based GIS exercise to determine the potential opportunities of implementing NFM measures in 4 forest areas in the Derwent…

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  • Forest hydrology
Peer reviewed papers

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Forestry Facts & Figures

Forestry Facts & Figures 2019

A summary of statistics about woodland and forestry in the UK.

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Peer reviewed papers

Direct seeding of birch, rowan and alder can be a viable technique for the restoration of upland native woodland in the UK

Direct seeding of birch, rowan and alder can be a viable technique for the restoration of upland native woodland in the UK

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
Peer reviewed papers

Knowledge sharing, problem solving and professional development in a Scottish Ecosystem Services Community of Practice

This paper describes the benefits and challenges associated with developing and maintaining ESCom Scotland, a community of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and others involved in natural resource management in Scotland. Based on our experience, we provide ten recommendations to help others implement similar communities of practice.

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  • Ecosystem services
Research Note

Understanding the role of urban tree management on ecosystem services

Urban forests provide ecosystem services that contribute to human health, liveability and sustainability. The management of trees influences the delivery of these ecosystem services and thus helps determine the total…

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  • Forest management
  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research Report

Ecosystem services delivery by small and medium stature urban trees

This Research Report reviews the provision of four ecosystem services by 18 small and medium stature tree species using the i-Tree Eco model and compares the performance of these trees in different age groups.

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  • Urban trees and greenspaces
Research Report

Ecosystem services delivery by large stature urban trees

This Research Report reviews the provision of four ecosystem services by 12 large stature tree species using the i-Tree Eco model and compares the performance of trees in different age classifications and climate regions.

Themes

  • Urban trees and greenspaces