Mechanical properties of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce
An investigation into the wood properties and timber potential of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce; whether left un-thinned or re-spaced to various stocking densities.
Shake defects in timber
A review of known and suspected factors affecting the development of shake defects in native oaks. Produce guidance for growers and policy makers to enable an understanding of why the defect occurs, how to minimise risks in current stands, and how to avoid higher risk sites for new planting.
Tree and wood properties of birch and sycamore
An investigation of the sawn wood properties and production potential of sycamore and birch
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.
Andrew is currently studying the effects on the wood properties of naturally-regenerated Sitka spruce respaced to different stocking densities and has recently undertaken a review of the site and environmental factors associated with shake in oak.
Price, A., Hapca, A., Gardiner, B., Macdonald, E. and Mclean, P (2017). Assessing the stem straightness of trees. Technical Note FCTN021. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 6p
Price, A.J.E. (2016). Waste Management. Operational Guidance Booklet 35. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 101p.
Price, A.J.E. (2016). Wastes Directory. Operational Guidance Booklet 35a. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 72 p.
Price, A.J.E. (2015). Shake in oak: an evidence review. Research report. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 28pp.
Price, A.J.E. and Macdonald, E. (2013). Timber from larch trees infected by Phytophthora ramorum: options for harvesting and storage. Internal report to FC Scotland. 27 pp.
Robson, D., Macdonald, E., Newman, G., Price, A.J.E., Hilton, G., Molteno, S., Lawrence, A. and Mason, A. (2013). Developing an Evidence Base for Furthering the Use of English Wood Products in a Range of Markets. Report to Defra.
Price, A.J.E. & Savill, P. (2013). Acoustic velocity measurements of oak - do these assist in detecting shaken stems? Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 107 (3), pp.192-196.
Price, A.J.E. & Macdonald, E. (2012). Growing Birch in Scotland for Higher Quality Timber. Internal report to FC Scotland. 26 pp.
Mayhead, G.J& Price, A.J.E. (1998). The Effect of Cultural Treatments on the Growth and Form of Young Sessile Oak. Quarterly Journal of Forestry,92 (2), pp.125-130.