Bill J Jones, OND Forestry, BASIS Forestry

Technical Development Forester


Tel: +44 (0)300 067 6938

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

Bill studied at the Scottish School Of Forestry, Inverness between 1986–1989. He joined the Forestry Commission as an FOIV, in 1989. He was posted to Castle Douglas Forest District with responsibility for forest management beat areas of Clatteringshaws and the Bennan. He Transferred to Ayrshire Forest Distrct in 1991 as a new planting forester with an annual programme of 500+ hectares and 250 hectares of restock. After the amalgamation of Ayrshire and Castle Douglas, he transferred to Technical Development in 1997.

Current role

Technical Development Forester

Current programmes

Technical development

Research areas

  • Pesticides - application and methods
  • Reduction in pesticide use
  • Planting machines

Main recent publications

Jones, W.J. (2007). Cleaning mechanised pesticide spray equipment (PDF-228K). Technical Note 17, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Jones, W.J. (2006). Mechanised spraying systems for herbicide use in forestry (PDF-191K). Technical Note 12, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Jones, W.J. (2006). Planning and managing pesticide stores (PDF-1109K). Technical Note 14, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Jones, W.J. (2006). Selecting nozzles for hand-held applicators (PDF-1140K). Technical Note 15, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Jones, W.J. (2003). Respiratory protective equipment (PDF-892K). Technical Note 6, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Jones, W.J. (2003). Use and effectiveness of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) for tree work. Health and Safety Executive Research report 123. HSE Books, Sudbury

Jones, W.J. (2002). Burning forest residues (PDF-1180K). Technical Note 4, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Jones, W.J., Saunders, C.J. (2002). Harvesting machine census 1999 & 2001 (PDF-2025K). Technical Note 1, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.