Forest Research Publications

Publications produced by Forest Research agency.

Forest Research (FR) is the research agency of the Forestry Commission (FC) and Great Britain’s principal organisation for forestry and tree-related research. FR is internationally renowned for the provision of science, research, evidence, data and services in support of sustainable forestry.

FR produce a wide range of information in support of sustainable forest management in Britain. Publications are organised by category in the filtered search. The catalogue includes the FC publication library and archive as well as Forest Research articles and guidance.
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Designing and managing forests and woodlands to reduce flood risk.

This Practice Guide provides advice to landowners, forest and woodland managers, planners, practitioners and flooding authorities, on how forests, forest management and woodland creation can affect flood flows and flood water storage. Applying this guidance will help ensure that forests and woodlands make a positive contribution to natural flood management as part of a more sustainable and integrated approach to protecting communities from the damaging effects of future flooding.

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Climate Change Factsheet Series

Forest Research Launches Climate Change Factsheet Series - Forest Research
The first four factsheets were published on 28 January 2021:

  • How woodlands and forests affect the climate
  • How forestry can help reduce flooding
  • The role of forest-to-bog restoration in reducing carbon emissions
  • How biodiversity can help woodlands in a changing climate

Climate Change Factsheets Set Two Published - Forest Research
A second set of four factsheets were published on 7 June 2021 and cover:

  • Tree diseases
  • Diseases of tree foliage
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Human behaviours
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