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    This dataset records Forest Research Experiment sites on the National Forest Estate and private land. Objective is to avoid accidental damage to Forest Research experiments and sample plots during Forest Enterprise operations and to provide Forest Enterprise Districts with contact details for experiments and sample plots so that they can enquire as to suitability of operations in surrounding forest.

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    Description - The England Park boundaries are from various sources and the detailed accuracy of the boundaries cannot be guaranteed. The names of the England Parks are taken from information obtained from the FC websites for these countries. Scotland's name are as supplied. Attributes Forest_Par Area Hectares

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    All organisations hold information about the core of their business. The Forestry Commission holds information on trees and forests. We use this information to help us run our business and make decisions. The role of the Forest Inventory (the Sub-compartment Database (SCDB) and the stock maps) is to be our authoritative data source, giving us information for recording, monitoring, analysis and reporting. Through this it supports decision-making on the whole of the FC estate. Information from the Inventory is used by the FC, wider government, industry and the public for economic, environmental and social forest-related decision-making. Furthermore, it supports forestrelated national policy development and government initiatives, and helps us meet our national and international forest-related reporting responsibilities. Information on our current forest resource, and the future expansion and availability of wood products from our forests, is vital for planners both in and outside the FC. It is used when looking at the development of processing industries, regional infrastructure, the effect upon communities of our actions, and to prepare and monitor government policies. The Inventory (SCDB and stock maps), with ‘Future Forest Structure’ and the ‘rollback’ functionality of Forester, will help provide a definitive measure of trends in extent, structure, composition, health, status, use, and management of all FC land holdings. We require this to meet national and international commitments, to report on the sustainable management of forests as well as to help us through the process of business and Forest Design Planning. As well as helping with the above, the SCDB helps us address detailed requests from industry, government, non-government organisations and the public for information on our estate. The FC’s growing national and international responsibilities and the requirements for monitoring and reporting on a range of forest statistics have highlighted the technical challenges we face in providing consistent, national level data. A well kept and managed SCDB and GIS (Geographical Information System - Forester) will provide the best solution for this and assist Countries in evidence-based policy making. Looking ahead at international reporting commitments; one example of an area where requirements look set to increase will be reporting on our work to combat climate change and how our estate contributes to carbon sequestration. We have put in place processes to ensure that at least the basics of our inventory are covered: 1. The inventory of forests; 2. The land-uses; 3. The land we own ( Deeds); 4. The roads we manage. We depend on others to allow us to manage the forests and to provide us with funds and in doing so we need to be seen to be responsible and accountable for our actions. A foundation of achieving this is good record keeping. A sub compartment should be recognisable on the ground. It will be similar enough in land use, species or habitat composition, yield class, age, condition, thinning history etc. to be treated as a single unit. They will generally be contiguous in nature and will not be split by roads, rivers, open space etc. Distinct boundaries are required, and these will often change as crops are felled, thinned, replanted and resurveyed. In some parts of the country foresters used historical and topographical features to delineate sub-compartment boundaries, such as hedges, walls and escarpments. In other areas no account of the history and topography of the site was taken, with field boundaries, hedges, walls, streams etc. being subsumed into the sub-compartment. Also, these features may or may not appear on the OS backdrop, again this was dependent on the staff involved and what they felt was relevant to the map. The main point is that, as managers we may find such obvious features in the middle of a sub-compartment when nothing is indicated on the stock map, while the same thing would be indicated elsewhere. Attributes; FOREST Cost centre Nos. COMPARTMNT Compartemnt Nos. SUBCOMPT Sub-compartment letter SUBCOMPTID Unique identifier BLOCK Block nos. CULTIVATN PRILANDUSE Land Use of primary component PRISPECIES Primary component tree species PRIPLANTYR prim. component year planted PRIPCTAREA Prim. component %Area of sub-compartment SECLANDUSE Land Use of secondary component SECSPECIES Secondary component tree species SECPLANTYR Secondary component year planted SECPCTAREA Secondary component %Area of sub-compartment TERLANDUSE Land Use of tertiary component TERSPECIES Tertiary component tree species TERPLANTYR Tertiary component year planted TERPCTAREA Tertiary component %Area of sub-compartment CULTIVATN An indication of the way the sub-compartment has been prepared for establishment. PRIHABITAT Primary component UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) Broad and Priority Habitats. SECHABITAT Secondary component UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) Broad and Priority Habitats. TERHABITAT Tertiary component UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UKBAP) Broad and Priority Habitats.

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    National Forest Estate Bridges are managed by Forestry Civil Engineering in one of the Forestry Commission's Forester GIS modules. This data set comprises location and category of construction. Attributes; FCE_REF - Unique ID ref LOCATION - Geographical descriptor GRID_REF - Ordnance Survey National Grid Reference BRIDGE_TYPE - Bridge construction type

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    Summary The NFI definition of woodland is a minimum area of 0.5 hectares under stands of trees with, or with the potential to achieve, tree crown cover of more than 20% of the ground. Areas of young trees, which have the potential to achieve a canopy cover of more than 20%, will also be\\ninterpreted as woodland and mapped. The minimum width for woodland is 20 m, although where woodlands are connected by a narrow neck of woodland less than 20 m wide, the break may be disregarded if less than 20 m in extent. Intervening land classes such as Roads - all 'tarmac' roads should be excluded from the woodland area, but\\ninternal forest tracks, farmers tracks, rides etc. will be included as part of the woodland if < 20m wide. Rivers - where the gap in woodland is 20m then rivers will be excluded from the woodland area. Power lines etc. - where the gap in woodland is 20m then power lines will be excluded from the woodland area. Railways - all normal gauge railways should be excluded from woodland. Scrubby vegetation is included within this survey where low woody growth seems to dominate a likely woodland site. The definition of an open area is any open area that is 20m wide and 0.5 ha in extent and is completely surrounded by woodland. The woodland boundaries have been interpreted from colour aerial ortho-photographic imagery. For the base map, photographic images aimed to be no older than 3 years at the time of mapping (i.e. areas mapped in 2007 would be based on photographs that were ideally taken no earlier than 2004). As the map is be the basis for a longer rolling program of sample field surveys it has been necessary to develop procedures to update the map to the date of the field survey, currently 2011, for the purpose of reporting on the current phase. The map is continually updated on an annual basis. These updates will are achieved by a combination of remote sensing and updated aerial imagery analysis for changes in the woodland structure and with reference to available new planting information from grant schemes and the FE sub-compartment database. Ordnance Survey MasterMap® (OSMM) features have been used as a reference for capturing the woodland boundaries. OSMM is the most up to date large-scale digital map of GB providing a seamless database for 1:1250, 1:2500 and 1:10000 survey data. All woodland (both urban and rural, regardless of ownership) which is 0.5ha or greater in extent, with the exception of Assumed woodland or Low density areas that can be 0.1ha or greater in extend, as been mapped Woodland that is less than 0.5ha in extent will not be described within the dataset but will be included in a separate sample survey of small woodland and tree features. The primary objective is to create a new digital map of all woodland in Great Britain using O.S.MasterMap features as boundaries where appropriate. The map shows the extent of all woodland of 0.5 ha. Woodland categories are defined by IFT (Interpreted Forest Type) values. Detailed Woodland categories are: Broadleaved Conifer Felled Ground Prepared for New Planting Mixed - predominantly Broadleaved Mixed - predominantly Conifer Young Trees Coppice Coppice with Standards Shrub Land Uncertain Cloud or Shadow Low Density Assumed woodland Failed Windthrow/Windblow Non woodland categories are defined by the IOA (Interpreted Open Area) values. Detailed Non woodland\\ncategories are: Agriculture land Bare area Grass Open water Other vegetation Power line Quarry River Road Urban Windfarm A full list of att6ributes can be found in the Data Lineage section.\\n\\n Any maps produced using this data should contain the following Forestry Commission\\nacknowledgement: "Contains, or is based on, information supplied by the Forestry Commission. \\n© Crown copyright and database right [Year] Ordnance Survey [100021242]".

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    Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) is the generic name for the seeds, cones, cuttings and planting stock used in forest establishment. The 46 tree species and the genus Populus (including aspen, black poplar and grey poplar) covered by the Regulations are known as the “controlled species”. The Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations 2002 regulate the marketing of FRM. These Regulations came into force on 1st January 2003 and implement EC Directive 1999/105. The Forestry Commission is the Official Body that is responsible for the FRM Regulations in England, Scotland and Wales. The Forestry Commission maintains the National Register of Approved Basic Material for Great Britain (The National Register). Each entry of basic material (or unit of approval) in the National Register is given a unique register reference that encodes: Species name Type of basic material Category of reproductive material to be produced Region of provenance Native seed zone (where appropriate) Altitude zone (if the species is native to GB) Origin (that part of the species’ natural range from which the material derives). The attributes of each polygon in this dataset are restricted to the National Register Identification Number (NRID), a national grid reference (NGR), a Basic Material 'category' symbol and the land area, in hectares. All other details mentioned above are available in the National Register. Basic Material is the plant material from which the Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) is derived and includes seed stands, seed orchards, parent material held by tree breeders in archives, individual clones and mixtures of clones. There are six types of basic material: Seed sources: This covers all material from a single tree to any collection of trees within a region of provenance or seed zone. Stands: Specifically identified areas or groups of trees with identified boundaries . Seed orchards: Sources based upon known individuals derived from tree breeding. Parents of families: Sources based upon known individuals derived from tree breeding. Clones: Individually identified trees from which the FRM will be produced through vegetative propagation . Clonal mixtures: Individually identified trees from which the FRM will be produced through vegetative propagation. Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) is cones, fruits and seeds, all parts of plants obtained by vegetative propagation, including embryos and plants produced from any of these. Normally, only FRM that comes from registered basic material can be marketed. There are four categories of reproductive material according to the basic material from which it is collected and these are recorded in this dataset: Source identified FRM (symbol SI): Comes from general or specific locations within a single region of provenance or seed zone altitude band in which no specific superior qualities are recognised. Selected FRM (symbol SE): Collected from stands showing superior characteristics, e.g. better form, growth rate and health. Qualified FRM (symbol QU): Derived from the selection of superior individual trees which have not undergone any form of testing. Tested FRM (symbol TE): Derived from the selection of individual trees or stands that have undergone evaluation for genetic quality or have been shown to be superior, in comparison to accepted standards.

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    Contains all Acquisitions, processed in the Deed Management System. Attributes; ACQ_TYPE SIGNING_DATE TITLE

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    A recreation area feature which is managed and has a physical boundary (e.g. a car park, play area or building). There are a number of Asset Types..... Vehicle - Purpose built and installed FC asset, or regularly used natural feature, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Car park, layby, woodland bays). Visitor area - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. BBQ area, picnic, education, events, arboretum). Sports - Purpose built and installed FC asset (or sub-let), which has management activity and investment (e.g. Archery, bike park, ropes course, GoApe, climbing). Building - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment. Visitor centre, toilet, cycle hire, catering, shelter, retail outlet. Play - FC area designated for play activities, which has management activity and investment (Deb building, play area, paddling). Accommodation - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Camp site, cabin site, caravan site, wild camp area). Ponds/Lakes - Natural or man-made feature, which has management activity and investment (Natural, fishing, model boats, duck flighting). Concert - FC area designated for concert activities, which has management activity and investment (Stage, backstage, viewing area). Additionally these asset types are expanded on using a range of Asset Subtypes.... Car Park Layby BBQ Area Picnic Archery Bike Park Water Sports Visitor Centre Toilet Cycle Hire Information Office Wildlife Hide Heritage building Shelter Den Building Play Area - Formal Play Area - Wild Paddling Camp Site Cabin Site Caravan site Natural Fishing Model Boars Duck Flighting Stage Back stage Viewing Area Woodland Bays Events Go Ape Climbing Education Ropes courses Catering Forest Classroom Retail Outlet Arboretum Memorial Trees Wild Camp Area

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    The Woodland Carbon Code (www.forestry.gov.uk/carboncode) is the standard for UK woodland creation projects where carbon is accounted for. It is managed by the Forestry Commission. All projects have to register, and are publicly available on the UK Woodland Carbon Registry, managed by Markit (www.markit.com/product/registry). Once registered, they are validated at the outset and then verified at regular intervals throughout the project to check the amount of carbon sequestered, and that the project is sustainably managed. Woodland Carbon Code projects are expected to be managed in line with their agreed management plan (to ensure the predicted amount of carbon sequestration is realised), and a landowner has the responsibility to ensure future landowners are aware of the commitment of a particular land area to the Woodland Carbon Code, should an area of woodland be sold. This dataset gives the spatial extent of the Woodland Carbon Code projects, along with their current status, species type, and country. The majority of projects also receive a woodland creation grant, but some Woodland Carbon Code projects also include non-grant aided areas, or are not grant aided at all. Woodland Carbon Code statistics are produced quarterly on the last day of March, June, September and December and available from http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-93yjte. This layer will be updated each quarter alongside the statistics update.

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    Physical recreation feature on the ground best depicted as point. These features a divided into eight Categories... Signage - FC branded signs, information and navigational aids, which have management activity and investment (e.g. trailhead, waymarker, information board, access point, finger post). Built feature - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Gate, stile, bin, barrier, ticket machine, counter, steps, footbridge, BBQ, bollard, service point (e.g. bike wash, tap)). Forest furniture - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Bench, seat, picnic table). Exercise - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Activity point). Play equipment - Purpose built and installed FC asset, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Play component, structure). Viewpoint - A feature which has management activity and investment. Art feature - Purpose built and installed FC asset or agreed feature, which has management activity and investment (e.g. Art work, sculpture). Forest entrance - Regularly used feature to gain access to the forest/FE estate (e.g. Car park or layby access point). Miscellaneous - Features which do not fall into one of the existing feature types, but required to be captured for management purposes. Within each Category there are a number of Asset types.... Trailhead Way marker Interpretation Information Board Location Ladderboard Gate Stile Bin Barrier Ticket Machine Car Counter Steps Footbridge BBQ Fishing Pag Stepping Stones Bollard Sculpture Bench Seat Activity Point Structure Access point Rendezvous Point Play Component Art Work Finger Post Flag Pole Primary Secondary Culvert Services Point Picnic tables ...and Asset Subtypes... Orienteering marker Vehicle Pedestrian Only A Dog Bin Litter Bin Donation Charge Heavy Vehicle Light Vehicle Pedestrian/horse Pedestrian only Permanent Removable Dragons Teeth Toddler Children Recycling Bin Pay on Foot Barrier Stone Built BBQ Picnic Table BBQ Metal Wood Bridle Gate Restricted Step Stile Ladder Stile Bike Wash Tap Sanitation Point Standard Access to all