Forest research is about planting trees every year, to create new woodland and to replace the trees they harvest. Some of the trees will help to regenerate blighted industrial landscapes such as former coalfield communities and to bring new woodlands closer to urban areas. They sustainably harvest almost four million tonnes of wood every year from England and Scotland's public forests. That’s more than a third of total domestic production, this reduces dependency on imported wood and provides low-carbon materials for the domestic wood-using industries, and for fuel and energy. The income from timber helps to offset the costs of managing the forests in care. The University work is founded on the principle that research and evidence are central to informed policy-making and sustainable land management practices. Mainly the university priorities are to provide the science and evidence to Protect trees and forests and Enhancement of forest ecosystem resilience and service provision and too grow business.
The Forest Research Institute campus hosts the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), It also hosts the Central Academy for State Forest Services (CASFOS). The staff college that trains officers selected for the Indian Forest Service (IFS). The deemed university of FRI runs four MSc courses viz. Cellulose & Paper Technology, Environment Management, Forestry Management, Wood Science Technology and two P.G.Diploma courses in Natural Resource Management and Aroma Technology. It also enrols large number of research scholars every year for PhD. The university have statistics on a wide range of topics related to statistics published annually in Forestry Statistics and summarised in Forestry Facts and Figures.
Top researches of this university include maintaining Healthy soils, but they’re often overlooked. Healthy soil is essential to grow forests, food, fibre, fuel and much more. Soils perform essential ecosystem functions and help the environment adapt to climate change so they help manage water and improve our resilience to floods and droughts and too even get most of antibiotics from soil.” It aims to raise awareness of the importance of the soil beneath feet for food security and essential ecosystem functions. Further events will take place throughout the year. Meanwhile, the children’s new Rowan trees will remain at the schools for many years to come and will be enjoyed by future generations and also the study by Forest Research. As well as offering significant potential improvements to the water environment and a range of additional economic and environmental benefits, Forest Research has developed to identify, map and target areas where woodland could have the most positive impact to reduce flood risk.