Tree stability and wind risk to forests
Management tools, advice and research to reduce and manage wind damage to British forests
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
Sustainable restoration of brownfield sites
Restoring land to enable greenspace establishment
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.
Tree and Wood Properties
Tree biomechanics applied to tree survival and forest products
Management of upland native woodlands
Best methods for restoring & expanding major native woodland typesin upland Britain
Integrated establishment systems for the uplands
Integrating nursery practice, plant quality and site management to maximise establishment success and value-for-money
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.
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.
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.