Forest Service publications

This page provides access to various publications published by the Forest Service of Northern Ireland.

Annual reports and business plans

Current and previous annual reports and business plans from the Forest Service are available from the following links:

Plant health publications

Forest Service plays a key role in protecting the health of Northen Ireland's forests from planting, maintenance, useage, harvesting and movement. Below you will find relevant information for download or perusal.

Consultation publications

Policy and legislation

Recreation publications

Forests visitor survey 2014

A forest visitor survey has recently been published indicating approximately 4.7 million visits to Forest Service woodlands annually.

The survey was carried out by an independent research company and also includes findings on visitor profiles, site satisfaction and economic value of forest visits.

UK Forestry Standard

The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) is the reference standard for sustainable forest management in the UK. The UKFS, supported by its series of Guidelines, outlines the context for forestry in the UK, sets out the approach of the UK governments to sustainable forest management, defines standards and requirements, and provides a basis for regulation and monitoring. The 4th edition of the UKFS was published in July 2017.

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