Tree Health Diagnostic and Advisory Service
Diagnostic service investigating the cause of disease and advising on forest and woodland tree-health
Social and economic research services
Developing robust and cutting-edge social and economic scientific research that demonstrates forest’s values to society and the wider environment, informs decisions and actions, and enhances sustainability with particular attention to providing social and environmental justice
Plant, tree, soil and water testing
Chemical analysis of plant, water and soil samples, testing of plant stock quality and tree assessment products. Chemical Analysis and Laboratory Chemical Analysis Laboratory providing a wide range of inorganic...
Technical Development Services
Technical Development develops, evaluates and promotes safe and efficient equipment and methods of work and provides output information, specialist services and advice on forest operations. Our areas of work cover:...
Technical Services Unit
The Technical Services Unit (TSU) provides technical and environmental services to a broad range of customers across the UK. We work on many of the research programmes within Forest Research as well as with a number of customers throughout the Forestry Commission and several external bodies.
Pesticides efficacy testing
Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) recognised design and management of pesticide efficacy trials, with specialist tree tolerance testing and forestry test sites. Service overview Plant protection products – herbicides, insecticides and...
Woodland heritage services
Forest Research offers full service for woodland owners, ranging from complete LiDAR ground mapping to heritage and cultural project management.
Forest Research’s DNA fingerprinting service has enabled the identification of clones and clonal patches in a number plant species including poplar, elm, aspen, yew and the nationally scare twinflower.
DNA-based species identification
DNA service to identify plant and animal species from a range of biological tissues from different sources e.g. droppings, hair, feathers, tree roots and mass collections of insects such as the contents of pitfall traps (metabarcoding)
Pest management with Dendroctonus micans
Our approach to management is to breed and release a host-specific predatory beetle, Rhizophagus grandis, that is found within the pest’s natural range.
Urban trees services
Our scientists work on topics relating to planning, management and the protection of urban trees
Habitat Network Analysis Service
Habitat network analysis
Land use and ecosystem services research services
The aim of our research is to deliver evidence, methods and tools which support policymakers and practitioners in their understanding of how land use and climate change affects the biodiversity, resilience and ecosystem services of wooded landscapes now and in the future.