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Welcome to the subject page for Forestry.

This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Placement Students page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus. 

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 

    A range of books, reports etc can be found in the library and as ebooks. In addition the websites of organisations such as the Forestry Commission provide electronic versions of their reports and documents.









    The new UK Forestry Standard published by the Forestry Commission and the Northern Ireland Forest Service can be downloaded freely from the Forestry Commission.  The UKFS outlines the context for forestry in the UK, sets out the approach of the UK Government to sustainable forest management, defines standards and requirements, and provides a basis for regulation monitoring.


    To accompany it a series of new UKFS guidelines are also available covering: biodiversity, climate change, historic environment, landscape, people, soil, and water.

  • Journals & Eresources

    Key Journals for Forestry

    Forestry: International Journal of Forest Research

    Forest Ecology and Management

    International Forestry Review

    International Journal of Forest Research

    Journal of Forestry

    TTJ - Timber Trades Journal


    There are also journals available in print in Ambleside library such as: Scottish Forestry; ; Forestry and Timber News; Woodland Heritage; Forest Ecology. Please note that these are not searchable via OneSearch. You can browse back copies in the Library or you might find publishers websites provide access to articles.



    Journals Collections

    OneSearch is a good place to start searching for journal articles. You can also search specific collections individually. Key collections for your subject are identified below.


    Science Direct (Sciverse)  Main source of articles for this subject

    Academic Search Complete  A multi-subject database containing a good range of forestry articles

    Proquest Science  Another multi-subject collection containing forestry material

    Wiley Online Contains some key ecological journals subscribed to by the library


    Other Collections:

    Mapping Tools

    Digimap Digimap is an online service that allows users to view and create both simple and customised maps of any location in Great Britain using Ordnance Survey map data.


    For Business:

    Business Source Premier


    For Environment:

    Environment Complete

    Green File



  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here.  Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies.

    CAB International

    CABI is a not-for-profit international organisation that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

    The FAO Forestry Department helps nations manage their forests in a sustainable way. The Organization's approach balances social, economic and environmental objectives so that present generations can reap the benefits of the earth's forest resources while conserving them to meet the needs of future generations.

    Forestry Commission

    The government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.

    International Union of Forestry Research Organizations

    IUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees.

    The UK Forestry Standard

    4th edn. (2017). The government's approach to sustainable forestry.
    4th edn. (2018). Primarily, the certification standard is designed to reflect the requirements set out in the governmental UK Forestry Standard and thereby the General Guidelines adopted by European Forestry Ministers at Helsinki in 1993, the Pan-European Operational Level Guidelines (PEOLG) subsequently adopted at Lisbon in 1998 and other relevant international agreements.