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Urban tree management with CAVAT

In an exciting new project, Fera, Forest Research, and the CAVAT Exec Board have teamed up to determine – for the first time – the extent of CAVAT use across Great Britain, and to understand how and for what purposes CAVAT is being used.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Urban greening
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach.

Black poplar is Great Britain’s rarest native hardwood. Here, we summarise the results of DNA fingerprinting of 811 black poplars which identified a total of 87 clones. Some clones had a restricted distribution whereas others were widespread. DNA-based clonal identification can be utilised to ensure the current genetic diversity in the British population is characterised and protected into the future.

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Urban greening
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NHS Greenspace in Scotland

NHS Greenspace in Scotland is being developed through a series of demonstration projects at different hospital sites. Staff, patients, visitors and local communities are the beneficiaries of improvements to NHS Greenspace.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
Publication: Scientific and technical publications

Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can National Forest Inventory tell us?

This pilot project demonstrates that the NFI data, in combinationwith the DEGURBA approach, provides existing data onEuropean urban forests. Now that we know what we have, thereis potential to quantify...

Themes

  • Urban greening
  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
Publication: Peer-reviewed papers

Research urges decision-makers to take account of broad ranging cultural benefits gained from green spaces in our towns and cities

Research urges decision-makers to take account of broad ranging cultural benefits gained from green spaces in our towns and cities

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  • Urban greening
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Tree and wood properties of birch and sycamore

An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of sycamore and birch

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
Publication: 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
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Tree and Wood properties of silver firs, grand fir, Serbian spruce and Japanese red cedar

An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of Pacific silver fir, European silver fir, grand fir, Japanese red cedar and Serbian spruce.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Urban greening
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i-Tree Eco

Bringing a full functioning i-Tree Eco to the UK to support the quantification, valuation and resource management of urban trees, greenspaces and forests.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Ecosystem services
  • Urban greening
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Development of decision tools and best practice guidance for land regeneration

This page summarises the work undertaken by Forest Research in creating best practice guidance in land regeneration

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Urban greening