|Author||Title (in English)||Publisher||Year||Country|
|Alexander van der Jagt and Anna Lawrence||Trees and Woods in Scottish Towns: The role of Local Authorities||The Research Agency of the Forestry Commission||2015||GB||Show detail|
Title (orig.): Trees and Woods in Scottish Towns: The role of Local Authorities
Forest Research is the Research Agency of the Forestry Commission and is the leading UK organisation engaged in forestry and tree related research. The Agency aims to support and enhance forestry and its role in sustainable development by providing innovative, high quality scientific research, technical support and consultancy services.
Forest Research (FR) was commissioned to provide a snapshot of the state of urban tree management by local authorities in Scotland in a study entitled Trees and Woods in Scottish Towns (TWIST). Research themes were identified in partnership with a steering group comprising members of Forestry Commission Scotland, Arboricultural Association and several Scottish local authorities. To address these, FR carried out interviews with tree officers from nine local authorities, focusing on tree management in specific towns, examining tree stock of varying size and age; and analysing relevant documents such as tree strategies. This was supplemented with a short survey distributed to all 32 Scottish local authorities (response rate: 69%).
Some positive examples are highlighted, and opportunities to address the status quo are identified, for example improving data, learning from success, involving communities in urban trees and woodland management and enhancing socio-economic valuations of trees and woodlands.
(LCMW) Relevance: Maintanace and utilization of forest biomass
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