The Technical Development Group 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.
This work is perfomed by foresters on tours of specialist duty, together with support staff. The foresters are trained work study practitioners.
- Environment management
- Establishment and maintenance
- Harvesting and transport
- Integrated management
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 those pages, please contact us at email@example.com or phone 01387 860 264.
Offices and staff
Technical Development North (Ae)
Head of Technical Development: Michael Wall
Foresters and researchers:
Technical Development South (Delamere)
Forester and researcher: Duncan Ireland
The Technical Development Group within Forest Research is based in the Centre for Forest Resources and Management.
For further information contact:
Forest Research Technical Development
Scotland DG1 1QB
Tel: 01387 860264/348
Fax: 01387 860386