Overview of forest resilience



Achieving Diversity in Scotland's Forest Landscapes

This guidance is aimed at the owners and managers of conifer woodlands over 100 ha in size which have been planted primarily for timber production. It demonstrates ways in which the ‘diversity’ requirements of the revised UK Forest Standard and the accompanying suite of Forest Guidelines can be put into practice.


Building Wildfire Resilience into Forest Management Planning

This Practice Guide sets out good practice for building wildfire resilience into forest management planning.


Delivery of Ecosystem Services by Urban Forests

This Research Report sets out a typology of urban forest-based ecosystem services to link the provision of ecosystem services and disservices (those perceived as negative for human well-being) with the four scale-based urban forest elements.


Design Techniques for Forest Management Planning

This Practice Guide provides a step-by-step guide to the design techniques used in the forest management planning process.


Impacts of Climate Change on Forestry in Scotland: A Synopsis of Spatial Modelling Research

This Research Note provides an initial synopsis of the likely impacts of climate change, with preliminary recommendations to support development of a climate change action plan for forestry in Scotland.


New Breeding Plans for Alternative Conifers

This document outlines breeding plans for ten species of alternative conifers.


The Right Tree in the Right Place: Planning for Forestry and Woodlands

This guidance provides Scottish Government advice to planning authorities on planning for forestry and woodlands.


The UK Forestry Standard

The United Kingdom Forestry Standard (UKFS) is the reference standard for sustainable forest management in the UK. It outlines the context for forestry, sets out the approach of the UK governments to sustainable forest management, defines standards and requirements, and provides a basis for regulation and monitoring – including national and international reporting.


Timber Properties of Minor Conifer Species: A Report to the Forestry Commission

This report presents available information relating to the mechanical properties and durability of some of the minor conifer species that are currently being considered for plantations in the UK.


Using Alternative Conifer Species for Productive Forestry in Scotland

This guide brings together existing information on site suitability, establishment, silviculture,harvesting, marketing and processing for quality crops of alternative conifer species.


Value from Supporting Local Forestry Businesses: A Scoping Study

This scoping study describes the sector of forestry activity which is locally-based, locally-organised, and typically small-scale. It aims to assess the extent of knowledge and the quality and usefulness of evidence, in order to understand the sector’s value and how best to support it. This study is a preliminary evaluation of the sector in order to scope a longer term process to improve the knowledge base and priorities for support.