Economic Research



Assessing the Cost-effectiveness of Woodlands in the Abatement of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

This study estimates the cost-effectiveness of forestry as a means of delivering greenhouse gas emissions abatement.


Assessing the Investment Returns from Timber and Carbon in Woodland Creation Projects: Research Note

This Research Note estimates financial returns to landowners from planting woodlands and selling carbon credits and explores how these returns vary based on woodland type, trends in carbon prices and other factors.


Assessing the Wider Benefits of the Woodland Carbon Code

This report assesses the wider (non-carbon) benefits of the Woodland Carbon Code (WCC). It is based on information from 220 WCC projects as of December 2015, which cover 15,841 ha of land in the UK.


Business Health in the Forestry and Wood Industries: Summary Results of the 2004 Survey of Business Health in the Forestry and Wood Industries

This report presents results from the 2004 survey of business health in the forestry and wood industries. In 2000, a previous survey was conducted with the aim of obtaining benchmark information on the health and financial viability of forest industry businesses. Following that survey, it was agreed that a shorter follow-up survey should be conducted every 3 - 4 years.


Business Health in the Forestry and Wood Industries: Summary Results of the 2007 Survey of Business Health in the Forestry and Wood Industries

This report presents the results of the 2007 survey of business health in the forestry and wood industries. The survey was first carried out in 2000 and again in 2004 and it is planned to continue to run it every 3-4 years.


Comparing and Valuing the Impacts of Oak Processionary Moth in the Netherlands to England

The aim of this study is to compare and value the impacts of Oak processionary moth (OPM) in the Netherlands to the potential impacts in England if OPM were to become more widespread. This would serve to inform on potential costs in England and any key lessons that can be taken from the Netherlands.


Dendroctonus Micans: Economic Appraisal of Control Options

This appraisal presents a cost-effectiveness analysis of options to control the effects of the Great Spruce Bark Beetle, or Dendroctonus micans, on spruce forests in Great Britain.


Economic Benefits of Accessible Green Spaces for Physical and Mental Health: Scoping Study

This study investigates the economic benefits, in terms of physical and mental health, of changes in the provision of accessible greenspace.


English Forestry Contribution to Rural Economics: Final Report

This study assesses the economic impact, in terms of gross output, net output and employment arising from forest establishment and management, and harvesting. This assessment includes both the direct economic impacts from these activities and indirect impacts arising from supplier linkages and induced consumption expenditure from income generated in these activities.


Estimating Arrival Numbers and Values for Informal Recreational Use of British Woodlands

This report encompasses two interlinked research projects. The first of these investigates the potential for generating transferable models for predicting visitor arrival numbers at woodland recreation sites across Great Britain. The second project sets out to estimate transferable monetary assessments of the value of such woodland visits through a meta-analysis of previous valuation studies.