Managing Woodlands for
- Most woodlands will benefit from management.
- Management alters a habitat. From a human perspective these
differences may be subtle but their effect on wildlife can be considerable. In principal,
the more habitats there are, the greater the biodiversity.
- As a woodland ages, the habitats within it will change. As a
consequence, the practical work in the woodland will also need to be altered to reflect
- Management costs time and money. Management will be constrained by
what can be achieved within these limits.
- Woodlands vary and may therefore have different priorities and
- A particular management regime may take time to achieve its
objectives - habitats cannot be instantly created. However, large changes which affect the
whole of the woodland are to be avoided. It is always better to apply management to
a section at a time, rather than applying it to the whole of an area. This allows the
effect of the management to be monitored, as well as leaving areas undisturbed which can
act as species reservoirs.
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