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Forest management

Improving silvicultural and operational solutions for achieving sustainable management.

The need to rethink existing forestry practices to meet changing objectives lies at the heart of our research into sustainable forest management.

We are exploring new approaches to woodland establishment and tending to support policies aiming to increase the species and structural variability of forests. This research also seeks to reduce management costs, and add value to British timber and non-timber products. This includes technical support for wood energy and biomass initiatives.

About this research, its background and objectives, and underlying Forestry Commission policy

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Contact

For further information contact:

Dr Helen McKay


What's of interest

Technology Platform of the European Forest-Based Sector
This project aims at establishing and implementing the sector’s R&D roadmap for the future and is supported by a wide range of different stakeholders.


Payments for ecosystems services report (PDF-1076K)

Payments for ecosystems services policy summary (PDF-910K)

Ecosystem services have traditionally been regarded as ‘free goods’ and there is a lack of incentives to protect them. Payments for Ecosystem Services attempt to rectify this, often through market mechanisms.


Tree seed storage and pretreatment

Information on the storage, dormancy, pretreatment and germination of individual tree species

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