This helps determine the suitability of species for planting as well as features you want to include.
The analysis stage involves analysing survey information to identify the key factors which have the greatest influence on meeting the woodland objectives. The landscape character description includes: actual and potential elements of visual and ecological diversity such as open ground, water, native woodland, rock outcrops, species diversity, archaeology and existing trees.
It’s important to know what species live in your woodland and this might include protected or priority species. Glorious Woodlands will use existing surveys and the Local Environment Record Centre as they can help establish what species may have previously been on your land. Having a mix of native tree species, local to your area, means your wood will become more resilient to threats from pests and diseases. This will also provide a wider range of habitats for wildlife. Glorious Woodlands will establish any insect pests or tree diseases in the area and the potential risks of their introduction into a new woodland.