World-leading science and tree health expertise focused on the future of forest and tree health
The Centre for Forest Protection will work to protect the future of our forests, woodlands and trees from environmental and socio-economic threats, through the provision of innovative science, interdisciplinary research, expert advice and training.
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The Centre for Forest Protection aims to create a dedicated hub and network of specialists who will work together to shape the Centre's science programme. It will also provide the expertise that can be drawn upon to support a comprehensive response to tackling threats to forests, woodlands and trees – particularly from pests and diseases.
Our science programme will support the UK governments' forest and tree strategies and the successful delivery of tree planting programmes. Research outcomes will also directly contribute to the improved resilience of the UK’s forests, woodlands and trees and help promote enhanced capacity and capability in forest and tree health research.
A key priority for the Centre is knowledge exchange and ensuring that research outputs are shaped by stakeholder engagement to increase their relevance and impact. Part of this will be working with stakeholders to create a knowledge hub to promote the sharing of evidence, expertise and best practice that can help promote the resilience of forests and woodlands.