The Woodland Education Centre
Ecological Surveys 1996 - 1998
|These ecological surveys, carried out annually in July, report on the changes which have taken place
on a 2 hectare site located in the Woodland Education Centre in Offwell, near Honiton in the county of Devon, South West
England. The site is being restored to a lowland heath habitat.
The area was formerly wooded with a failed conifer crop and Sweet Chestnut, with an understorey of rhododendron. This was completely cleared in 1993. The area was subsequently divided into nine sections/strips. Different management techniques were assigned to the sections to test the resultant effects on lowland heath restoration. Experimental management on the project site began in 1995.
Changes to the Heathland Restoration Project site have been monitored from 1996 onwards.
|Project Site Description|
|Site Diagram and Management Methods|
|Ecological Survey Methods|
|Comparison of Results from Different Methods|
|Plant Species List|
|Table of Dominant Plant Species|
|Heath Species on the project site.|
|Plant species diversity|
|The effects of management|