Creating a woodland management planAndrew Staib2020-07-30T09:59:26+01:00
Creating a woodland management plan
All woods and forests can be valuable for biodiversity with appropriate management. Forests and woodlands should be managed in a way that conserves or enhances biodiversity; opportunities for enhancing biodiversity should be considered in forest management plans.
Over a year, Glorious Woodlands will visit the woodland and make notes of plant and animal species, gaps in the canopy and any signs of regeneration. If this is not possible, we will visit the woodland once in winter and once in summer. This is because the form of individual trees, woodland structure and landforms in the woodland are easiest to see in winter and conditions of light and shade are easiest to see in summer. If you have bought an existing woodland, it may have previously been studied for flora and fauna. To see records of this, Glorious Woodlands will check with the County Recorder run by the council, local historical societies, county archives and your local Wildlife Trust. An EIA may be necessary (Environmental Impact Assessment). Also, other local residents and landowners may have knowledge of your woodland’s past management.