We do not have formal qualifications in this area and we are not positioning ourselves as arboricultural consultants, but we have been there and to some extent, done it, and have no desire to charge the professional rates that such consultants demand. Some government agencies and publications assume familiarity with certain terms and policies and it can take a long time to understand where you fit in, what you are supposed to do and what you are not supposed to do.
Are you another woodland owner needing advice? There is scope to expand and diversify broadleaf sections of the woodland to assist in habitat provision where possible Continued management and restoration of deep peat areas such as Castell Nos to support carbon, water regulation and biodiversity Maintain and enhance recreational use — in line with the Recreation and Access Management Plan The Darwonno farm also presents a means of formal recreation with the woodlands close to the centre being used for a wide range of activities for various groups.
Even that only gives us permission for certain types of work. It is not meant to be static but can evolve as management requirements and habitats change over the longer term. Objectives for Alvecote Wood We are developing our woodland according to recognised standards in sustainable forestry.
We are also indebted to the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust who have visited the site on several occasions, performing detailed wildlife surveys and been active in discussing our plans and ideas. We have made some mistakes; we have thought we had better ideas, and we have found that the professionals often really do know best!
The Forestry Commission and our Woodland Management Plan The Forestry Commission is the government body empowered to protect valuable woodland sites such as ours. We found that such people have a definite role but they can be intimidating in terms of cost and in other respects.
This page summarises some of our principles and how our work is monitored and how our plans are developed, and some aspects of the learning process we are involved with.
Managing a woodland like ours can be complicated and sometimes daunting, and there is a huge volume of bureaucracy and advice not all of it good!
The Forestry Commission will only fund a fraction of the work that we do as some aspects are not relevant to woodlands specifically and therefore come outside their remit e. Would you like to read our Tree Safety Policy?
We have been learning along the way and we continue to learn with every project we undertake. It is not easy. We are aiming this guidance primarily to other woodland owners and sites in the Midlands area of the UK as that is where we are located and travelling costs could make more distant projects impractical.
Older conifer crops should be retained where possible to maintain forest structure and productive potential Increase areas identified for thinning within the 5 year thinning plan to enable LISS management and PAWS restoration Use opportunities to locate broadleaved woodland to connect hedgerow habitats and improve resilience Utilise the current road and riparian zone network for the benefit of biodiversity by creating linkages with open habitat Improve habitat connectivity by maintaining and enhancing areas of ancient semi-natural woodland and restoring plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites in line with strategic prioritisation policy.
If you are interested in having some more friendly guidance to help you get started or to evolve your woodland management plans and activities, we are happy to discuss areas where we may be able to help on a nominal cost basis.
Summary of objectives The management objectives have been agreed in order to maintain and enhance the resilience of ecosystems, and the benefits they provide:Sustainable management of forests, woods and trees in the UK shows that natural greenspace such as woodland provides Now, the woodland is managed with objectives of improving the environment, creating local jobs, and encouraging recreation and enjoyment.
In some cases woodland grazing may hinder the achievement of objectives (e.g. the successful establishment of existing seedling regeneration) or objectives may be more effectively achieved by other means (e.g. through. We are grateful to receive ongoing Forestry Commission grant support under the English Woodland Grant Scheme, a government initiative to improve the wildlife and cultural management of woodlands as well as creation of new woodlands throughout the country, for increased benefit to the public.
CORE MANAGEMENT PLAN (INCLUDING CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES) for WYE VALLEY WOODLANDS/COETIROEDD DYFFRYN GWY Non-SAC semi natural broadleaved woodland 5. Assessment of Conservation Status and Management Requirements: for objectives, and management.
This will also allow us to.
The Management of Semi-natural Woodlands 3. Lowland Mixed Broadleaved Woods better management of broadleaved woodland and in preventing further losses of ancient semi-natural broadleaved woodland.
However, there woods, and also the particular objectives of owners, is essential if their values are to be. semi-natural woodland, additional information is required regarding the nature of the wood and the impact of proposed management activities.
The benefits of such a management plan are: - to serve the needs of the woodland manager; - to set management in the context of the nature and condition of the woodland itself; - to meet the needs of the .Download