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How to Access ForestGALES

ForestGales can be installed on your computer (installation version) or run directly from the internet (web-based version).

Download ForestGales

To download ForestGALES you need an access code. New users of ForestGALES will need to purchase an access code which costs £50 + VAT.

To purchase an access code, contact:

Forestry Commission Publications (CST)
Chetham House, Bird Hall Lane, Cheadle Heath, Cheshire, SK3 0Z3.

0161 495 4845 


Current users of FG will be sent an access code. If you have not received your code, please contact ForestGALES support:

Download ForestGALES now with your access code

By downloading ForestGALES 2.5, you agree to the terms of our licence agreement.

Web-based ForestGALES

ForestGales is also available as software that you operate through your web browser. The web-based version calculates the probability of wind damage for a single stand.

The web-based version of ForestGales is free

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