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Managing England's woodlands and climate change

England’s woodlands have established themselves over many years in a relatively stable climate - a stability which no longer exists. 

The resilience of woodlands in England relies on tree species selection being based on the predicted future climatic conditions rather than current.

The Forestry Commission’s Forest and Climate Change Guidelines set out the approach of UK government for sustainable forest management with regard to climate change. This document provides the basis for the advice and guidance found on these pages which look specifically at woodlands and forests in England.


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What's of interest

The Read Report - Combating Climate Chnage - a role for UK forests

myForest - free tools for woodland owners, managers and agents

Silvifuture - database to share knowledge of novel trees to forestry

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