Drought risk in Scottish forests
Drought, as a significant risk to Scottish forests, is likely to be exacerbated by the changing climate. In light of increased drought events in recent years, we were asked to review the available evidence, and report on current drought-related research activities relevant to the forestry sector in Scotland. This report summarises the current state of research, describes ongoing projects and identifies knowledge gaps and potential research directions. Considerations around the policy and practice implications are made taking into account the available information.