We have developed very useful resources on a variety of topics which are free for you to use or download.
Biomass Energy resources
Resources based on the material of the Biomass Energy Centre
Climate Matching Tool
The climate matching tool provides a visualisation of regions with a similar climate to the climate projection for any location in Europe. It gives an indication of the climate that trees are likely to experience in the future.
Ecological Site Classification Decision Support System (ESC-DSS)
PC-based decision support system for British forests
An integrated spatial platform for forest and land management.
Forest Condition Survey
Forest Condition survey
PC-based wind risk model for British forests
Forest planning and management services
PC-based decision support systems
Forest Yield: a PC-based yield model for forest management in Britain
An Interactive Tool to Generate and Assess Desired Land Use Visions
Historic environment resources
Introduction to Historic Environment Research Programme
Information on Lyme disease, ticks, forests, and how to check for ticks
National Forest Inventory
National Forest Inventory section navigation page.
Observatree is an exciting four year project, which began autumn 2013, to set up a new tree health early warning system in the UK.
OPAL Tree Health Survey
Partnership project in which the public contributes to tree health by helping to identify pest and diseases affecting trees
Starting page for download of data sets.
Forest Research, with FC England and Natural England, has produced tools to help make these decisions for deep peat sites.
Pest and disease resources
Pest and disease resources through Forest Research
Provenance trials of native tree species
Project page about Genetic conservation in forestry.This project also considers various aspects of the genetic diversity of forest dwelling species.
Public engagement in forestry toolbox and guidance
A set of resources for public engagement in forestry
This page is about our three Research Forests: Alice Holt Forest (Hampshire, England), the Dyfi Catchment and Woodland Research Platform (Gwynedd, Wales) and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (Stirlingshire, Scotland).
Resources on managing resilient forests
this page summarises resources and guidance on managing resilient forests
Scientific and technical information services
Library, publications, photographs and technical information
Seed Storage database
In nature, the germination of dormant seeds may be triggered by different phenomena such as the cycle of one or more cold winters followed by the warmth of spring; cycles…
Seeds pretreatment information
Information about the types of pretreatments for seeds
Selecting tree species for landfill restoration
Which trees should you plant on an old landfill site?
Forest Research have developed a method of measuring forest tree species diversity
The statistics team, now part of Forest Research, produces statistics on a wide range of topics related to forestry.
The UK FTP National Support Group
The European forest-based Technology Platform (FTP) is an industry-driven initiative of the European forestry, woodworking, paper, pulp and processing industries, whose role is to drive innovation and competitiveness by encouraging industry participation in research.
Technical publications user survey
We're carrying out a survey to collect stakeholder and user views on the range, content and fitness for purpose of the different types of technical publications published by Forest Research…
Tools to support forest management decisions
Collection of web-based and/or downloadable decision support packages
Help us gather information about the health of the nation's trees, woodlands and forests by reporting signs of dangerous tree pests and diseases using TreeAlert.
Tree canopy cover leaflet
Using tree canopy cover data to secure the benefits of the urban forest
Tree health and protection services
Laboratory services and PC and web based decision support systems
Tree species database
Information on over 60 tree species that are either widely grown in British forests at the present time or which could play an increasing role in the future.
Tree species and provenance
Information on over 60 species that are either widely grown in British forests at the present time or which could play an increasing role in the future. Focus is on species which could be expected to produce usable timber in British conditions. Pages outline the natural distribution, summarise our knowledge of their site and climatic preferences and other silvicultural characteristics, and briefly cover information on suitable seed origins and provenances.
Urban Tree Manual
The Urban Tree Manual provides advice on selecting and procuring the right tree for the right place in urban areas. It also highlights long term issues of the threats to existing trees from pests, disease and climate change, and describes the benefits to the environment and for well-being that urban trees can provide.
Urban Regeneration and Greenspace Partnership
Home page with links to main sections: news and events, resources, greenspace in practice, greenspace initiatives, partnerships, about us and contact us
Woodfuel: social and economic dimensions
The page summarises Forest Research’s studies into social and economic issues influencing development of the woodfuel sector.
Catchments vulnerable to acidification
Digital maps showing catchments vulnerable to acidification in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland are available here. Details of acid sensitive catchments in Wales and a link to a map can…
UK Forestry Standard
The UK Forestry Standard is the reference standard for sustainable forest management in the UK.
Forest Development Types
We are currently designing management tools which will help practitioners to use Forest Development Types (FDTs) to diversify their forests and increase resilience.