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Technical Development Group

BRACKI SCARIFIER PREPARING GROUNDThe 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.

Research

Programmes include:

Services

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.

Publications

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:

Technical Development publications

If you do not find what you are looking for on those pages, please contact us at tdb.ae@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or phone 01387 860 264.

Offices and staff

Location of Technical Development offices

Technical Development North (Ae)

Head of Technical Development: Michael Wall

Foresters and researchers:

Technical Development South (Delamere)

Forester and researcher: Duncan Ireland

Contact

The Technical Development Group within Forest Research is based in the Centre for Forest Resources and Management.

For further information contact:

Michael Wall
Forest Research Technical Development
Forestry Commission
Ae Village
Dumfries
Scotland DG1 1QB

Tel: 01387 860264/348
Fax: 01387 860386
E-mail: michael.wall@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

What's of interest

The Technical Development Group provide our Technical Development Services

These services provide evidence based information and recommendations to forestry practitioners and decisions makers.

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