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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
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Land managers behaviour and forest resilience

Land owners and managers are being urged to change their behaviours and practice to increase forest resilience, this research describes some of the barriers to change including the different attitudes and beliefs of different kinds of land managers around uncertainty and risk, and the need for information and guidance which takes these perspectives into account.

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  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
Research reports

Influencing behaviour for resilient treescapes: Rapid Evidence Assessment

The Rapid Evidence Assessment considers the following: The impact of policy tools - grants, subsidies, programmes, provision of advice - on the response of land managers to tree pests and…

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  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
Peer reviewed papers

Peatland afforestation in the UK and consequences for carbon storage

Peatlands are a globally significant store of carbonDuring the second half of the 20th century new planting techniques combined with tax incentives encouraged commercial forestry across large areas of peat…

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Forestry Facts & Figures

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…

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  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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Exploring land manager views of payments for ecosystem services, networks and learning

Research exploring evidence for land manager perceptions and understandings of the concept of payments for ecosystem services, the use of formal and informal networks and the ways in which land managers learn from others.

Status: Completed

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
Peer reviewed papers

A review of the effects of forest management intensity on ecosystem services for northern European temperate forests with a focus on the UK

AbstractEcosystem services (ES) are the benefits that people receive from ecosystems. Understanding the impact of forest management on their supply can inform policy and practice for meeting societal demand. The…

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
Peer reviewed papers

Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can the National Forest Inventory tell us?

This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify…

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  • Forest management
  • Land reclamation
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
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The origins of shake and drought crack in trees

The soil conditions experienced by a growing tree are reproduced under controlled conditions. Fluid distributions with the tree are visualised using magnetic resonance imaging in order to identify stresses and determine if these are linked to drought cracking and shake.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
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The use of Ecoplugs for woody weed control

Ecoplugs containing glyphosate can be an effective means of killing standing trees, and preventing regrowth from cut rhododendron stumps.

Status: Completed

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  • Forest management
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Economics of risk and tipping points: approaches to valuing forest resilience

A review of economic approaches to risk and uncertainty, tipping points and resilience in forestry. A conceptual framework for the resilience valuation and its interaction with risk is proposed

Status: Completed

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  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research