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UKFS Guidelines on Forests and Soil

Soil is an important component of the forest ecosystem. it is a complex and variable medium comprising mineral particles, organic matter, water, air and living organisms. the characteristics of soil largely determine the nature of the flora and fauna that sustains the world’s terrestrial biodiversity and its productive potential. it is a vital resource that must be used in a sustainable way to ensure it can continue to perform its many functions.

UK Forestry Standard Guidelines: Forests and Soil
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Forests and Soil is one of a series of seven Guidelines that support The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS). The UKFS and Guidelines outline the context for forestry in the UK, set out the approach of the UK governments to sustainable forest management, define standards and requirements and provide a basis for regulation and monitoring.

Printed copies of the Guidelines can be ordered from FC Publications.


Last updated: 2nd March 2017