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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
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Tree stability and wind risk to forests

Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
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Contamination and integrated remediation of brownfield land

Research into integrated urban remediation and greening, phytoremediation and stabilisation, influence of vegetation on pollutant pathways, water quality, metal removal, organic contaminant removal and tree tolerance to heavy metals

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
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Sustainable restoration of brownfield sites

Restoring land to enable greenspace establishment

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
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Soil sustainability

Research to ensure forest practices do not compromise soil sustainability, and to investigate effects of pollutant deposition and climate change on soil acidification and nutrient supply.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
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Tree and Wood Properties

Tree biomechanics applied to tree survival and forest products

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
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Management of upland native woodlands

Best methods for restoring & expanding major native woodland typesin upland Britain

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
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Integrated establishment systems for the uplands

Integrating nursery practice, plant quality and site management to maximise establishment success and value-for-money

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
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Priorities for research on Emerging Species

An analysis of species diversity of the Public Forest Estate in Britain to help inform the future direction of research on species and provenance.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Genetics
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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

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
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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

Themes

  • Forest management