Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, May). Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, Edinburgh
Presentation to the Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, "Innovation for change - New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry" Edinburgh 2-3 May 2013
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at 1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Conference, Moulton College, Moulton, Northamptonshire
Presentation about technology for assessing timber quality, at the Royal Forestry Society Future Foresters Technology Day (1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Confe...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Timber properties of minor conifer species in Britain and future marketing opportunities. Presented at The National Forestry Conference for Ireland "an appraisal of the silvicultural and marketing potential of coniferous alternatives to Sitka spruce", Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath
MacPherson, R. & Bilgrami, S. (2004). Tree Fellers.
Tree Fellers (24 mins) tells the story of the 900 Belizean lumberjacks who in 1942 left the tropical rainforests of British Honduras to help Britain fight fascism by felling t...
Adams, S. H. (2015). The Extractive Content of Scottish Roundwood - October 2015
Reynolds, T. N. Variables affecting the stiffness and distortion of Sitka spruce. (Thesis)
Inherent in the structure of timber are features affecting dimensional stability, stiffness and strength. These include knots, compression wood and spiral grain. Physical char...
Bond, S., Thomson, E., MacPherson, S. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2008). Do people grow on trees? Guidance for employers in the Scottish forest and timber industries
The final report for the Forest Industries Recruitment and Retention (FIRRS) project.
Forests and their products are hugely important to the economic and environmental sustai...
Davies, I. & Watt, G. (2003). Making the grade – a guide to appearance grading UK hardwoods
Drewett, T. A. The growth and quality of UK grown Douglas-fir. (Thesis)
Timber is a local, sustainable and valuable building material, but it is highly
variable compared to other building materials (e.g. concrete, steel). The quality
of wood is it...
Ridley-Ellis, D. A random walk through the forest - or how we guess the strength of wood. In 3D!
University of Edinburgh, School of Physics and Astronomy General Interest Seminar
Ridley-Ellis, D. Timber grading seminar for sawmillers
This grading seminar will give you a crash course in timber grading, what it is, how it is done and how it is likely to change in future. It aims to demystify timber grading, ...
Ridley-Ellis, D. & Tizard, J. Addressing gender Issues in Forestry
Rautkari, L., Hill, C. A. S., Ridley-Ellis, D. & Hughes, M. (2013). Mechanical and physical properties of thermally modified Scots pine wood in high pressure reactor under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. 72, 33-41. doi:10.1007/s00107-013-0749-5. ISSN 0018-3768
Scots pine sapwood and heartwood were thermally modified under saturated steam at 120, 150 and 180 °C in a high pressure reactor. Mechanical properties such as dynamic and sta...
Moore, J. R., Lyon, A. J., Searles, G. J., Lehneke, S. A. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2012). Within- and between-stand variation in selected properties of Sitka spruce sawn timber in the UK: implications for segregation and grade recovery. Annals of Forest Science. 70, 403-415. doi:10.1007/s13595-013-0275-y. ISSN 1286-4560
Information on wood properties variation is needed by forest growers and timber processors to best utilise the available forest resource and to guide future managemen...
MacDonald, E., Cooper, G., Davies, I. & Freke, B. (2011). Scots pine timber: current utilisation and future market prospects in Scotland. Scottish forestry. 62, 12-21. ISSN 0036-9217