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.
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.
Strathard: a landscape to live, work and play
This project aims to develop more sustainable and resilient land and water management plans in Strathard by taking an ecosystems approach which considers the wider impacts and benefits of a range of management plans on ecosystem services, the landscape and communities living there.
Forestry and Water Quality
Research to understand woodland-water interactions to reduce diffuse pollution and improve water quality
Impacts of forest fertilisation on water quality
This project aims to monitor the effects of aerial and hand forest fertiliser applications on water quality in sensitive water catchments.
Conifer Breeding Co-operative
Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.
Red Squirrels United
Red Squirrels United brings together partners from across the UK to deliver red squirrel conservation. As part of this effort, Forest Research is undertaking a public attitudinal survey to understand levels of awareness of squirrel conservation issues and attitudes towards management methods.
Biodiversity and rotation length
Investigate how to incorporate biodiversity into an optimal rotation length model through literature review and data re-analysis of biodiversity links with stand age.
Future Proofing Plant Health
The Future Proofing Plant Health project aims to provide evidence for the implementation of the GB Plant Biosecurity Strategy. It will focus on strategic areas related to new and emerging pests and diseases (prevention, detection, control, resilience), as well as identifying priority pests, diseases and pathways.
Opportunity mapping for targeting grant aid for water benefits
Brief introduction to the targeting of Countryside Stewardship woodland capital grants in England