Andrew Price, BSc, MICFor

Support Officer, Timber Improvement


Tel: +44 (0)300 067 6980

Mortimer Forest Office
Whitcliffe, Ludlow
Shropshire SY8 2HD

Andrew joined the Forest Research (FR) Timber Improvement programme in 2012 following six years as a Research Forester and Quality Assurance Officer. Before that he spent three years as a Planning Forester for Forestry Commission Wales (Llanymddyfri Forest District). Prior to joining the Forestry Commission (FC) he spent six years in the Scottish Highlands, where after a brief fixed term appointment with Fort Augustus Forest District he worked for an estate management company, primarily in the planning, establishment and maintenance of new native woodland schemes.

Current role

Support Officer, Timber Improvement.

Current programmes

Timber Improvement

  • Research into detection and prediction of shake defects in native oak
  • Operational and written support for ongoing programme research.

Technical Support Unit

  • Health and safety systems support.

Quality assurance (QA)

  • QA Systems Manager
  • Author and editor of FR standard operating procedures

Business sustainability (FC)

  • Waste Management Advisor for FC GB
  • (Lead) Environmental Management Auditor for ISO14001.

Affiliations and achievements

  • Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters
  • Internal Auditor: ISO14001, British Standards Institution (January 2010).

Main recent publications

Price, A.J.E. (2015). Shake in oak: an evidence review. Research report. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 28pp.

Price, A.J.E. and Macdonald, E. (2013). Timber from larch trees infected by Phytophthora ramorum: options for harvesting and storage. Internal report to FC Scotland. 27 pp.

Robson, D., Macdonald, E., Newman, G., Price, A.J.E., Hilton, G., Molteno, S.,  Lawrence, A. and Mason, A. (2013). Developing an Evidence Base for Furthering the Use of English Wood Products in a Range of Markets. Report to Defra.

Price, A.J.E. & Savill, P. (2013). Acoustic velocity measurements of oak - do these assist in detecting shaken stems? Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 107 (3), pp.192-196.

Price, A.J.E. (2014). Waste Management. Operational Guidance Booklet 35. Forestry Commission internal report. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 101 pp.

Price, A.J.E. (2014). Waste Directory. Operational Guidance Booklet 35a. Forestry Commission internal report. Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. 72 pp.

Price, A.J.E. & Macdonald, E. (2012). Growing Birch in Scotland for Higher Quality Timber. Internal report to FC Scotland. 26 pp.

Mayhead, G.J & Price, A.J.E. (1998). The Effect of Cultural Treatments on the Growth and Form of Young Sessile Oak. Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 92 (2), pp.125-130.