Technical Development evaluates and develops forestry methods and machinery for greater efficiency, improved ergonomics and safety and reduced environmental impact. Topics range from farm and small scale woodland operations to large scale upland forestry and land reclamation.
This work is perfomed by foresters on tours of specialist duty, who are also trained work study practitioners.
Technical Development Services perform a wide range of evaluation and development work on forestry and associated operations both for the Forestry Commission and for external agencies and organisations on a contract basis.
We produce publications evaluating and describing forestry methods and machinery for greater efficiency, improved ergonomics and safety and reduced environmental impact. Some of these are available online:
If you do not find what you are looking for on these pages, please contact us.
Offices and staff
Technical Development (Ae)
Head of Technical Development: Michael Wall
Foresters and research:
- Michael Wall - Land reclamation; Windfarm, Forest management and harvesting operations.
- Bill J Jones - Pesticides.
- Duncan Ireland - Small scale operations and environment.
Technical Development within Forest Research is based in the Centre for Research Services.
For further information contact:
Forest Research Technical Development
Scotland DG1 1QB
Tel: 0300 067 6935