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Improving timber transport
The Strategic Timber Transport Fund (STTF) was introduced in 2005 to facilitate the sustainable transport of timber in rural areas of Scotland…
Scotland's Native Woodlands: Results from the Native Woodland Survey of Scotland
The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS), carried out between 2006 and 2013 has provided the first authoritative picture of Scotland’s native woodlands. It used field survey to identify the...
A future with broadleaved trees
A strategy for the improvement of broadleaved trees in Britain and Ireland The nations’ broadleaved trees, such as oak, chestnut, ash and birch, are important economically, socially and environmentally. Forest...
The United Kingdom Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme
This leaflet sets out the obligations of manufacturers, repairers, recyclers and others involved in the wood packaging material sector under the United Kingdom Wood Packaging Material Marking Programme.
Common sense risk management of trees
This is one of three new publications that have been produced by the Forestry Commission for the National Tree Safety Group. The three documents provide guidance on trees and public...
Environmental effects of stump and root harvesting
The removal of tree stumps and coarse roots from felling sites as a source of woody biomass for bioenergy generation is well established in parts of Europe, and interest has...
Wood properties and uses of Sitka spruce in Britain
Sitka spruce is the main conifer species grown in Great Britain and the commercial wood products industry is primarily based on this species. Wood from Sitka spruce is sawn into...
External timber cladding: design, installation and performance
This publication is the result of extensive research, testing and detail development and provides the reader with evidence based information on the use of external timber cladding and how to respond to the contradictory demands of moisture control and fire…
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...
[Archive] Choice of Douglas fir seed sources for use in British forests
Douglas fir plays a particular role in the production of quality timber and is also important for other multipurpose forestry uses. Due to the extent of its natural range in...