Mitigating the risks posed by extreme weather

The key principle is that adaptation actions are increasingly necessary to prepare forests for the anticipated additional stresses from a changing climate and the resulting extremes in weather.

Forestry Commission guidance and videos

FC Practice Guide on Building wildfire resilience into forest management planning Extreme weather video Natural Flood Management Handbook

Practice Guide: Building wildfire resilience into forest management planning

Extreme weather video

Natural Flood Management Handbook (published by SEPA)

Decision-support tools, databases and apps

Projected changes in warmth and drought in Scotland ForestGALES Scottish Windblow contingency plan Assessment of drought risk in southern and eastern Scotland

Projected changes in warmth and drought in Scotland

ForestGALES

Scottish windblow contingency plan

Assessment of drought risk in southern and eastern Scotland

Research

Forest Research logo The effect of windblow on timber quality in Sitka spruce Forest Research logo The influence of the site factor wind exposure on wood quality

Adapting Scotland's forests to a future climate

The effect of windblow on timber quality in Sitka spruce

Publications on forest stability

The influence of the site factor wind exposure on wood quality