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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry research
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry technology
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry statistics
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  • Climate change
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Ecological impacts of ash dieback and mitigation methods

Ash is a widespread species which makes a substantial contribution to many landscapes. Ash trees are affected by ash dieback, a disease caused by a fungus. It is clear from...

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
Official publication: UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) | FC

The UK Forestry Standard 2017

The UK governments have set out their requirements for sustainable forest management in the UK Forestry Standard. Available both as ePub and PDF.

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  • Forest management
Official publication: Technical Note | TN

Assessing the stem straightness of trees

Stem straightness is important in determining tree and log value. The ability to make an effective assessment before harvesting is useful for forest managers and practitioners to improve forecasting, planning,...

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  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Implications of lowland broadleaved woodland management for the conservation of target bird species

This research consisted of a literature review and field study which investigated woodland management for birds within lowland broadleaved woodlands in Britain. The research considered the effect of woodland management...

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  • Forest management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Tree breeding
Peer reviewed papers

Forest disturbances under climate change

Disturbances such as droughts, wind and insects attacks all result in stress for forests and they are influenced by changing climate. Forests cover about a third of worldwide land surface,...

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  • Climate change
Peer reviewed papers

Cultural ecosystem benefits of urban and peri-urban green infrastructure across different European countries

Research urges decision-makers to take account of broad ranging cultural benefits gained from green spaces in our towns and citiesThe cultural benefits of green spaces, sometimes referred to as ‘green...

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  • Urban greening
Peer reviewed papers

Growth rates of common urban trees in five cities in Great Britain: A dendrochronological evaluation with an emphasis on the impact of climate

Trees in cities provide important benefits (or ecosystem services), such as decreased local air temperatures, reduced air pollution and the attenuation of storm water. The range and volume of the...

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  • Climate change
Research reports

Observatree: Key lessons. Qualitative study of the ‘Observatree’ citizen science project

Study evaluating the experiences of participants of Observatree, a Tree Health Early Warning System which engages volunteers in surveying for tree pests and diseases, thereby supporting efforts to protect woodlands and forests.

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  • Pests and diseases
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Valuing the social and environmental contribution of woodlands and trees in England, Scotland and Wales

This Research Note is based on a review by the University of Exeter that evaluated existing knowledge on valuing the social and environmental contributions of British trees and woodlands. It...

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  • Socio economic research