Our philosophy and approach

We carry out research to develop a better understanding of the ways in which trees and woodlands can benefit society and how we make decisions about their creation, management and use. Our research is grounded in and contributing to theory, and applying and developing a range of approaches and methods.

Our research programmes includes individual-, community- and society-level perspectives of addressing public, private and cooperative land use and management issues. We carry out projects with/for the Forestry Commission as well as other national and international collaborators.