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Official publication: Research Report | RP

Delivery of ecosystem services by urban forests

This Research Report looks at a broad range of urban forest-based ecosystem services and disservices and, using a literature review, links their provision with four aspects of urban forests (physical...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban greening
Official publication: Research Report | RP

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

Woodlands and trees have a wide-ranging role in the economy but this is often under-valued in conventional economic indicators. For example, woodlands deliver social and environmental benefits – such as...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Socio economic research
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Timber properties of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown in Great Britain

The softwood processing sector in Great Britain has been built around the use of a very small number of timber-producing species – predominantly Sitka spruce. The recent increase in outbreaks...

Themes

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

The implications of upland conifer management for breeding birds

Stand structure is an important determinant of habitat quality for forest biodiversity and is influenced by management. In conifer plantations, the varied structure created within a stand by continuous cover...

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
Peer reviewed papers

Supplying trees in an era of environmental uncertainty: Identifying challenges faced by the forest nursery sector in Great Britain

Paper explores challenges faced by the nursery sector in Great Britain in an era of environmental uncertaintyIn recent years, there have been many studies exploring the management strategies that might...

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  • Genetics
Peer reviewed papers

Allometric relationships for urban trees in Great Britain

Tree allometry describes the relationships between tree biometric variables, such as tree diameter, height and crown width. Understanding of these relationships helps urban foresters to assess many of the economic...

Themes

  • Urban greening
Peer reviewed papers

The genetic consequences of long term habitat fragmentation on a self-incompatible clonal plant, Linnaea borealis L.

Study finds twinflower in Scotland exhibits genetic effects of chronic population fragmentationHabitat fragmentation is widely thought to contribute to the decline of plant species. In part, this is due to...

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  • Genetics
Official publication: Forestry Facts & Figures | FS

Forestry Facts & Figures 2016

This booklet contains a summary of statistics about woodland and forestry. The complete statistics for 2016 are available on our forestry statistics web page. Please note - the printed version of...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Peer reviewed papers

Study finds site-specific factors more important than regional climate in determining urban tree growth

Study finds site-specific factors more important than regional climate in determining urban tree growth

Themes

  • Urban greening
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Converting planted non-native conifer to native woodlands: a review of the benefts, drawbacks and experience in Britain

Planted forests of non-native conifers make up around 36% of Britain’s total wooded area. Increasing the area of native woodlands – including converting non-native conifer to native woodland where appropriate...

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding