We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use forestresearch.gov.uk, remember your settings and improve our services.
Preparing to search
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.
Our staff are located at fieldstations throughout England, Wales and Scotland and offer a GB wide service. Our team use a full range of IT, GIS, GPS and portable data logging equipment.
The TSU also manage Headley Experimental Enclosure, a site of 4hectares that is flat, secure, has irrigation, power and facilities, and is certified by the Pesticide Safety Directorate. It is used for experimental work, including pesticide and fungicide trials, inoculation experiments, holds genetic material collections, investigating the interaction between earth works and short rotation forestry and the impact of air spades on tree growth. The Headley Enclosure is available for use with others by agreement.
For further information contact:
for work in Scotland: Alistair Macleod
for work in North Wales and England (East Anglia, the Midlands and up to Scotland): Liz Richardson
for work in South Wales, the rest of England and the Headley Experimental Enclosure: Mark Oram
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
Find out more about cookies on forestresearch.gov.uk
We use 3 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you're happy for us to use.
These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form. They always need to be on.
We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about: how you got to the site the pages you visit on forestresearch.gov.uk and how long you spend on each page what you click on while you're visiting the site
Some forestresearch.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.