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Woodland Management

Promote biodiversity in your woodland with this comprehensive guide. Find detailed information on how best to manage each type of woodland to benefit the species that live there, and that could live there.

SRDP funding is available for many of the management actions recommended here - for information see SRDP external site  or other sources of funding.

You will find that the woodland habitat types are all aligned to the habitat structures in the Native Woodlands Survey of Scotland external site as major project being carried out by Forestry Commission Scotland.

This woodland advice has been prepared by Forest Research for the Woodland Ecosystem Group of the Scottish Biodiversity Forum. The work was funded and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage with assistance from Forestry Commission Scotland who jointly steered the project.

Craigellachie-D8778a.jpg (Craigellachie NNR) trees, woodland (gateway) - Craigellachie NNR, Aviemore. �Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Lowland mixed deciduous

Lowland mixed deciduous woodland with a range of species.

Beinn Eight NNR - NNR website gateway - eighe-04.jpg - Ancient Scot's Pine -  - Ancient Scot's Pine (Pinus Sylvestris) trees at Beinn Eighe NNR, West Highland Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH For further information contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Native pine woodlands

Native pine woodland including juniper, birch.

Rassal-1.jpg (Rassal ash wood NNR) (SNH) - Rassal ash wood NNR. �/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Upland mixed ashwoods

Upland mixed ash woodlands including, Ash, elm, birch rowan, willow and alder.

3806-01.jpg (Birch trees in winter) (Lorne Gill) - Birch trees in winter. � Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Upland birchwoods

Woodland with downy birch or silver birch dominant in the canopy.

CVW-D4010.jpg (Cadzow oaks, Chatelherault, Clyde Valley Woodlands, NNR) (Lorne Gill) - Cadzow oaks, Chatelherault, Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve. Strathclyde and Ayrshire Area. � Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Upland oakwood

Oak woodland which includes downy birch, silver birch, rowan, hazel and holly.

Argyll-D9933.jpg (Riparian woodland) wet woods (Lorne Gill) - Riparian woodland on the shoreline of a small loch at Barnlusagan, proposed Beaver trial site, Argyll and Stirling Area. � Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Wet woodland

Wet woodland including willow birch and alder.

SPBB-D0050.jpg (Small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly) (gateway) - Small pearl-bordered fritillary (Boleria selene) butterfly feedding on a Bugle flower._©Lorne Gill/SNH_For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Wood-pasture and parkland

Open grown trees of varying ages and sizes including mature, over-mature or veteran specimens.

Sycamore saplings ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk

Other woodland types

Non priority woodland types including plantations and productive woodlands.


Related Links

SRDP support for woodland management

SRDP support for woodland management

Advice on how SRDP can support woodland management.

Native woodland survey link

Native woodland survey link

Information on woodland type and location.



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