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Glossary of terms used in this site

A | B | CE | FH | MPR | S | TW

A

 
Afforestation
growing or planting of new woods or forests

 

B

 
Biodiversity
the richness or variety of plants and wildlife

 

C

 
Conservancy
the name we use for our offices in Scotland which provide advice and grants to private landowners, and which administer felling licences.  
Crop
the harvest of timber from a wood or forest.

E

 
Expansion
growing new woods and forests

 

F

 
Felling Licence
legal permission needed to fell trees  
Forest District
Forest Enterprise district office areas.

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H

 
Hectares
approximately 2.5 acres

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M

 
Multi-purpose forestry
forest management that delivers multiple benefits eg. social, economic, environmental

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P

 
Plantations
forests or woods that have been planted

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R

 
Restocking
replanting trees after felling

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S

 
Sustainable Forestry
forests that are sensitively managed and harvested so that they will be around for generations to come

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T

 
Timber
wood

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W

 
Wood/Forest
generally speaking, a forest is a large wood or a collection of woods although the two terms are often interchangeable

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What's of interest

The word "forest" is believed to be derived from the term "forestis silva" or 'outdoor woods'.