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Research Note

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…

Themes

  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Research Note

The implications of upland conifer management for breeding birds

Stand structure is an important determinant of habitat quality for forest biodiversity and is influenced by management. In conifer plantations, the varied structure created within a stand by continuous cover…

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
Research Note

Converting planted non-native conifer to native woodlands: a review of the benefts, drawbacks and experience in Britain

Planted forests of non-native conifers make up around 36% of Britain’s total wooded area. Increasing the area of native woodlands – including converting non-native conifer to native woodland where appropriate…

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
Research Note

Understanding the provision of conifer seed for woodland species

Conifer seed provides an important food resource for many woodland mammals, birds and insects, including some of Britain’s rarest species. This Research Note brings together information from a number of…

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Tree breeding
Management handbook

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
Research Report

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…

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  • Tree breeding
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Research Note

The influence of climate change on forest insect pests in Britain

Predicting future risks of damage by insect pests is an important aspect of forest management. Climate change has the potential to affect forest pests and their impact on trees through…

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Pests and diseases
Research Note

Biodiversity and rotation length: economic models and ecological evidence

This Research Note presents the findings of a study which examined how biodiversity changes with stand age, with a view to incorporating it into optimal forest rotation length modelling. The…

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Archive publication: Annual Report

[Archive] Forty-ninth Annual Report of the Forestry Commission 1967-1969

Published by HMSO, for the period ended 31 March 1969.

Field Guide

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