Green spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum)
The project is analysing data on spruce aphid populations from forests managed using different silvicultural systems, to determine whether increasing the structural diversity of forest stands leads to a lower incidence of the pest and a reduction in damage.
Testing a range of ash species for tolerance to Chalara
Testing for tolerance to Chalara ash die-back across various ash species.
Living Ash Project (LAP)
Natural tolerance to Chalara ash die-back and tissue culture of selected ash trees
Regeneration and sustainable silviculture
Adapting forest regeneration to increase resilience to climate change and biotic threats, whilst maintaining productivity.
Technical Development – Woodland Operations
Technical Development’s Woodland Operations Programme develops, evaluates and promotes safe and efficient equipment and methods into forestry establishment and maintenance, integrated forest management, environmental management, harvesting and transport and woodfuel
Behaviour of private land owners and managers
Research into private landowner decision-making, culture and their attitudes towards forestry.
Chalara ash dieback resistance trials
Chalara ash dieback resistance trials across the UK
Opportunity mapping - woodland creation for water objectives
Opportunity mapping has been developed to help identify these locations and promote more integrated catchment management.
Human dimensions of species management
Understanding human-wildlife interactions in forest environments
Woodland measures for meeting Water Framework Directive objectives
An evaluation of the key issues relating to woodland and the Water Framework Directive