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Silviculture Research International

Inspiring Advances in the Science and Practice of Forestry

Now in our 22nd year, Silviculture Research International is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of silviculture, especially its application to sustainable forest management and conservation in temperate and boreal regions. Please follow the links for further information:

  • Practice – practice information and contact details – link here
  • Project – projects, knowledge transfer, articles, presentations – link here
  • Resources – links to information about forestry and forest conservation – link here

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Silviculture Research International is currently delivering projects in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada

Sitka spruce megagametophyte strobili, May 2019.

Sitka spruce megagametophyte strobili, Ballycullen Forest, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, May 2019.


Silviculture Research International News

  • Latest Publications:
    • Leslie, A. D., M. Mencuccini, M. P. Perks and E. R. Wilson. 2019. A review of the suitability of eucalypts for short rotation forestry for energy in the UK. New Forests:   DOI: 10.1007/s11056-019-09717-w
  • Latest Media: 
  • Research Update:
    • Silviculture Training Plots for Continuous Cover Forestry: the Irish Marteloscope Programme. Joint Teagasc/ISN/EFI Meeting. Carlow and Ashtown, Ireland. 14-15 February 2019.  
  • Short Courses:
    • Tree Marker Training – Early Transformation to Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) in Sitka spruce. 2-day short course, Kilteel Forest and Naas, Co Kildare, Ireland. NEW COURSE DATES ANNOUNCED: 4-5 September 2019 and 11-12 September 2019. See links for details: booking information will be posted soon here; course outline here
PSI CCF Course 2 March 2019

Pro Silva Ireland Tree Marker Training Course, March 2019

Forestry Research and Conservation News 

SRI Pinewoods Scotland 2014

Pinewood silviculture, Scotland. Photo: E. R. Wilson 2014.


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