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People, trees and woodlands

People in a gardenDeveloping a greater understanding of the ways in which trees benefit society and improving delivery of those benefits.

This research aims to develop an understanding about the relationships between forestry and society by concentrating on the social dimensions of sustainable forest management.


Research programmes are performed by the Social and Economic Research Group.

Cross-cutting social and economic research topics


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Dr Anna Lawrence

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What's of interest

January 2014 : a new study commissioned by Forest Research highlights the role of local authorities in England, in woodland management, community woodlands and social enterprises. See the Shared Assets (PDF-2343K)report for more information.

UK Government Independent Forestry Panel publishes three reviews commissioned from Forest Research

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Trees, people and the built environment

Conference proceedings

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Trees and forests in British society

How our scientists explored what Britain’s trees and woodlands mean to people, how they are used and how they can contribute to the social and cultural life of the country.

Presentations and abstracts from the 2010 conference

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