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Forest management

Sustainable forest management has been a central tenet of UK forestry. As competition for land increases, it is legitimate to ask whether demands on some of our forests should be increased. If so, how can forests produce more specific goods and services without compromising their sustainability? The range of options is wide.

Our challenge is to evaluate the opportunities for sustainable intensification, i.e. to increase the provision of outputs (including wood, energy and biochemicals), without compromising woodland diversity, health and resilience

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Tree seed storage and pretreatment

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