Publications about Britain's and Europe's woodland resources
By Elspeth Macdonald, John Moore, Thomas Connolly, and Barry Gardiner.
Forestry Commission Research Note 5.
Forest condition surveys
Monitoring annual changes in the condition of Britan's forest trees by assessing the status of fove forest species via a network of monitoring plots distributed throughout the country. The results are published in Forest Commission Information Notes:
- Forest condition survey 2004 (PDF-487K) - Information Note 75
- Forest condition survey 2003 (PDF-300K) - Information Note 62
- Forest condition survey 2002 (PDF-599K) - Information Note 51
- Forest condition survey 2001 (PDF-588K) - Information Note 46
- Forest condition survey 2000 (PDF-711K) - Information Note 41
- Forest condition survey 1999 (PDF-384K) - Information Note 33
- Forest condition survey 1998 (PDF-274K) - Information Note 19
- Forest condition survey 1997 (PDF-334K) - Information Note 4
- Forest Condition 1996 (PDF-945K) - Research Information Note 291*
- Forest condition 1995 (PDF-949K) - Research Information Note 282*
- Forest condition 1994 (PDF-923K) - Research Information Note 262*
- Forest condition 1993 (PDF-940K) - Research Information Note 251*
* out of print.
Information on the size, distribution, composition and condition of woodlands is essential for developing and monitoring policies for the sustainable development of woodlands and the countryside.
By Ewan D Mackie, Robert W Matthews.
Forestry Commission Field Guide.
By Shaun Mochan, John Moore and Tom Connolly.
Forestry Commission Technical Note 18.
This publication is written for forest scientists, engineers, wood processors, and end users of wood products who are seeking a better understanding of Sitka spruce’s material properties and potential end uses. The first part is a general introduction that covers the origins of Sitka spruce, its introduction into Great Britain and its growth and management in this country. Part two contains information on the wood properties of Sitka spruce, including wood anatomy, general wood structure, and physical and mechanical properties. Part three contains an overview of the end products that are currently produced from Sitka spruce or that could potentially (and realistically) be produced from Sitka spruce in the future.
By Dr John Moore of The Forest Products Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.
Forestry Commission Research Report 15.