The UK Forestry Standard’s Climate Change Guideline describes good forestry practice requirements relating to climate change. It explains the need to adapt forestry practice to a changing climate, and how forest management should contribute to climate change mitigation.
The use of timber in construction can help to lock up carbon for the long term, further improving the carbon storage benefits of forestry. Our sustainable construction webpages include useful resources relating to the use of Scottish timber.
Forest Research will be trialling some of the approaches described in these webpages in its Research Forest at Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.