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 160 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 SC008465).
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 former Trustee, Prof Steve Woodward here.
You can help us to support research to tackle these threats by donating to our funds.
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- Monitoring and managing genetic diversity in Sitka spruce 2018-2021
- Predicting impacts of extreme weather events in UK forests 2018-2021
- Studying a mycovirus from Dothistroma septosporum 2018-2020
- Using satellite imagery to improve Hylobius prediction 2017-2018
- Putting UK Bats on the map 2017-2019
- Improving Biodiversity in Lowland Planted Woodlands 2017-2020
- Mapping impacts of Phytophthora austrocedri in juniper 2017-2021
- Improving the understanding and management of Phoenix Trees 2016-2018
- The Ecology and Genetics of Native Scottish Crab Apple 2016-2018
- Development and Publication of Tree Work Guides 2016-2018
- Shaping the Future of Forestry 2016-2017
- Epidemiology of Phytophthora ramorum on Larix spp. and host responses to infection 2016-2019
- Woodland Planting and Natural Flood Management 2015-2019
- Silvicultural diversity and birds in Scots pine forests 2015-2016
- Ownership effect on benefits from woodland expansion 2015-2019
- Who Will Pay for Urban Forest Climate Regulation Services? 2015-2018
- Multi-taxa functional diversity in UK plantation forests Sept 2015-Dec 2019
- Emergent forest dynamics and natural flood management 2015-2016
- Mapping and Repositioning Forestry Skills for the 21st Century 2014-2020
- Can ecological restoration help build sustainable communities? 2013-2016
- How environment and gene flow shape adaptation in Scots pine 2013-2016
- Advanced Assessment of Minor G.B. Conifer species 2012-2016