Forest managers and others with an interest in trees are invited to share their knowledge and expertise with a team of researchers who are aiming to discover how declining health is affecting trees across the UK, and to understand views on possible new treatments.
An independent report released today highlights that those who care for woodlands and forests across Britain are increasingly aware of the threats from environmental change, especially drought, wildfires, and pathogens, such as ash dieback and acute oak decline, yet there’s little evidence of action being taken overall to improve woodland resilience.
The British Woodlands Survey 2020 (BWS2020) has been launched and remains open until the end of June. In this new survey, researchers want to understand awareness, action and aspiration among Britain’s forestry community to environmental change.
We are pleased to have contributed to a report by the Social and Economic Research Group of Forest Research, working also with the University of Oxford, exploring land owner and manager views about ecosystem services. The work is part of ongoing outcomes of the British Woodlands Survey 2017. There is increasing interest in understanding, valuing…
We wrote recently about how data collected from the British Woodlands Survey 2017 was informing development of the Forest Stewardship Certification (FSC) for small woodland owners. Today, FSC UK has launched the Small Woods Project. If you’re an owner of a small woodland you may be able to help.
As part of British Woodlands Survey 2017 we were commissioned by FSC UK to ask stakeholders their views about forest certification. We were pleased to see FSC UK publish a summary of the results in the May/June edition of Forest Matters.
We are pleased to announce the publication of the British Woodlands Survey 2017 report. 1,630 respondents representing one-fifth of the UK’s woodland area. Read more and download the free 34pp report.
More than 1,600 respondents, representing >0.5Mha of woodlands across Britain, have had their say so far . . . have you? BWS2017 closes Sunday 1st October 23:59
We’ve been delighted with the response over the summer months to the 2017 British Woodlands Survey. It’s not too late to have your say . . . survey closes 1st October.
To date more than 1,100 woodland owners, agents, foresters, and businesses have taken part in British Woodlands Survey 2017. The responses represent the views of those caring for more than 100,000 ha of woodland across Britain. Open until end September we are hopeful that even more people with an interest in the future of forestry will take part before the survey closes.