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Research Report
Steve Smith, Graham Bull, Justin Gilbert, Simon Gillam, Esther Whitton
This publication details the methodology behind the production of the National Inventory between 1995 and 1999.
A4 | 64 pages | colour | online only
Stock code:FCRP014
Technical Paper
Adrian Whiteman
Presents models of wood supply and wood product demand for the UK to 2050. The forecasts show that it is likely that wood supply will increase with demand up to 2025. After that, if no new planting is undertaken, supply will fall while demand will continue to rise (although in this respect there is a wide margin of uncertainty). A continuous level of supply would be desirable for the development of the domestic wood-processing industry. The level of new planting required to achieve this is discussed. This publication is still available to order in hardcopy.
A4 | 20 pages | black & white
Stock code:FCTP019
National Forest Inventory
Forestry Commission
This Inventory Report is one of a series of publications reporting the outputs of the Forestry Commission National Forest Inventory. It forms part of the 25-year forecast of softwood availability series, which includes the following reports:
• Standing timber volume for coniferous trees in Britain
• 25-year forecast of softwood timber availability
• 25-year forecast of standing coniferous volume and increment
• 25-year forecast of coniferous carbon stocks
• 25-year forecast of coniferous biomass stocks
A4 | 20 pages | colour | online only
Stock code:FCNFI112
Management handbook
R.W. Matthews, T.A.R. Jenkins, E.D. Mackie, E.C. Dick
Yield models are one of the foundations of forest management. They provide information about the patterns of tree growth and potential productivity that can be expected in forest stands of different tree species, with varying growth rates, when managed in different ways. Yield models are in daily use by forest managers and practitioners when making decisions about the future management of a forest – whether it is an individual stand of trees or a whole estate. They are also applied when forecasting future levels of production, when making commitments to supply timber markets, and for planning and scheduling forest operations. The outputs of yield models support many other calculations and models relevant to the evaluation of forests and forestry. These include analyses of the development of forest structure at the stand and landscape scales, the modelling of timber and wood properties, the estimation of forest biomass and carbon stocks, the modelling of forest greenhouse gas balances and the economic evaluation of forest policies and forest management options. This handbook is designed for those who would like to know more about the theory underpinning yield modelling. It will be of use to forest and woodland managers and practitioners, researchers and students.

The Forest Yield software is available from:

A5 | 96 pages | colour
Stock code:FCBK048
P.N. Edwards, J.M. Christie
This booklet, with its associated yield models and curves, replaces Forestry Commission Booklet Number 34 Forest Management Tables (Metric) by G. J. Hamilton and J. M. Christie, which was published by HMSO in 1971. Yield models can be constructed to simulate the effects of any silvicultural treatment, and the ‘normal yield tables’ included in the earlier publication were models of a specified ‘normal’ treatment. A much wider range of yield models is now available. The format of the yield models is very similar to that of the Normal Yield Tables published previously, except that the current annual increments and the assortment forecasts have been omitted. The models have again been produced directly from computer output.

An new version of this Booklet was produced in 2016.

210 x 146mm | 32 pages | black and white
Stock code:FCBK048
Occasional Paper
A. Whiteman
This paper consists of two main parts. The larger part is concerned with new models of wood product demand that have been developed at the Forestry Commission. The rest of the paper then takes these models and, comparing them with future forecasts of UK roundwood production, examines the likely future raw material balance for wood and wood products in the UK.
190 x 245mm | 58 pages | black and white
Stock code:FCOP029
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