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Distribution of Ash trees (Fraxinus excelsior) across GB using Countryside Survey data

December 2012

This report has been produced in response to the ash dieback (Chalara fraxinea) outbreak to summarise the available data on ash (Fraxinus excelsior) distribution across Great Britain using Countryside Survey data. This report is complementary to the Forestry Commission report ‘Preliminary estimates of broadleaved species in British Woodlands’  (

Countryside Survey – Integrated Assessment report published

October 2010

The Countryside Survey (CS) Integrated Assessment report will be published on 27th October 2010. The analysis in the report uses CS data to investigate the ecosystem services provided by the countryside. This work was led by scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) working with colleagues from CS partner organisations.

The UK’s new Land Cover Map - now available

July 2011

LCM2007 - the UK’s new Land Cover Map released today (Wednesday 6 July) provides a continuous coverage of habitat distributions across the UK with improved geometric and thematic resolution. The release of the data is accompanied by the publication of a Final Report for LCM2007 which provides detailed information on how LCM2007 was developed and the different products available.

An introduction to LCM2007; a free webinar on 07 July 2011

June 2011

The latest UK land cover map (LCM2007) derived from satellite data and digital cartography is shortly to be released for use by a wide range of users, including: researchers, consultants, policy makers, businesses and the public.

To inform existing and potential users about LCM2007 and how it can be accessed and used, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and other Countryside Survey partners are hosting a webinar that will be broadcast over the internet from 11:00 to 12:00 on Thursday 07 July. In brief, the programme will be as follows: