The Woodland Education Centre
Ecological Survey 2001
|This ecological survey, carried out in
July 2001, reports on the annual 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. This survey report therefore describes the site 4 years after the beginning of the experiment.
Changes to the Heathland Restoration Project site have been monitored from 1996 onwards.
This Ecological Survey Report has been
written and published on the internet