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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Understanding the provision of conifer seed for woodland species

Conifer seed provides an important food resource for many woodland mammals, birds and insects, including some of Britain’s rarest species. This Research Note brings together information from a number of...

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  • Ecosystem services
  • Tree breeding
Peer reviewed papers

New climate change information modifies frames and decisions of decision makers: an exploratory study in forest planning

This paper explores how information about climate change and its impacts on the provision of forest products and services, influences forest planners’ decisions about forest management. It explains that research...

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  • Climate change