The Scottish Forestry Trust
Supporting Forestry Research, Education and Training throughout the UK
The Scottish Forestry Trust was established in 1983 by a gift of share capital, and our role is to provide funds by way of grants, to support research, education and training throughout the UK. Since our establishment, we have provided nearly £2.5m to fund over 150 projects ranging from supporting post graduate industry applied research, social and environmental forestry, policy formulation and broader public education and awareness. The Trust is a charity registered in Scotland (Scottish Charity Number SCO08465).
How we help
We support forestry in the UK by contributing to the scientific, technical and economic information required to support its development. The range of projects we support cover many topics and you can get a flavour of our recent work by following the projects pages.
We provide grant support, often in partnership with other organisations, for individuals, organisations and research institutions offering funding to assist work which supports education, research or training leading to the development of UK forestry. With assistance from the Forestry Commission, our Bursary Scheme will help to fund post-graduate and masters degrees tackling many of the key issues affecting the future of forestry in this country.
Our Annual Report gives a flavour of the projects and initiatives we support and the latest report can be viewed here.
Support our work
The challenges for forests and woodlands are continually changing with the current threats of pests and diseases from Chalara fraxinea and Dothistroma septosporum being just two.
You can read a recent joint article on ash dieback by SFT Trustee, Dr Steve Woodward here.
You can help us to support research to tackle these threats by donating to our funds.
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- Re-evaluating rotational upland Sitka spruce mixtures 2014
- Mapping and Repositioning Forestry Skills for the 21st Century 2014-2020
- The Sylva Project 2014-2015
- Inaugural Annual Lecture March 2014
- Continuous Cover Forestry: Delivering Sustainable and Resilient Woodlands in Britain. - National Conference 2014 2014
- Biodiversity training for communities 2013-2014
- Can ecological restoration help build sustainable communities? 2013-2016
- How environment and gene flow shape adaptation in Scots pine 2013-2016
- Research for Preparation of Book: Sitka spruce, an environmental history 2013-2014
- Advanced Assessment of Minor G.B. Conifer species 2012-2016
- Alternative Silvicultural Systems - study of adoption and development of case-studies 2012-2013
- Improving the production of local origin Aspen in Scotland 2012-2015
- Soil Carbon, Farm Woodlands, and the Woodland Carbon Code 2012-2014
- A palaeoecological investigation of Tilia cordata in Skelghyll and Common Woods Cumbria 2011-2012
- Susceptibility of Scots and Lodgepole pine provenances to Red Band Needle Blight caused by Dothistroma septosporum 2011-2015
- Approaches to the retention of timber potential when restoring or enhancing PAWS sites 2011
- Continuous Cover Forestry at Glentress 2009-2012
- Sitka Spruce Segregation and Cutting 2008-2012
- Testing the Adaptive Significance of Seed Zones in Scots Pine 2007-2010
- Determining the genetic heritability of wood properties of Sitka spruce critical to timber strength 2006-2009
- Adaptation of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) to Climate Change 2006-2013