Managing Woodland for our threatened Wildlife

We're Giving Back to nature

Many woodlands, including ancient woodlands are being clear-felled in the name of progression. A few token trees can never replicate the intricate, symbiotic ecosystems that have taken hundreds of years to evolve, the HS2 project is a fine example of the sheer level of destruction that is taking place on our watch.

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"Our native wildlife is under more pressure than ever before due to overdevelopment, habitat loss, climate change and the sanitisation of our green spaces."

"Our native wildlife is under more pressure than ever before due to overdevelopment, habitat loss, climate change and the sanitisation of our green spaces."

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Lowest Coverage

The UK has one of the lowest percentages of woodland cover in Europe, standing at around 12%.

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Woodlands also absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, reducing our Carbon FootprintΒ 

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Local Economy

Woodlands play a huge roll in our economy providing sustainable timber, employment and leisure activities.

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Woodlands not only absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere they are home to hundreds of species of Birds, Mammals, Invertebrates, Fungi & Lichens.

Woodlands not only absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere they are home to hundreds of species of Birds, Mammals, Invertebrates, Fungi & Lichens.

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Woodland Wildlife2 hours ago

The windrows created in 2012 when the plot was clear felled provides fantastic habitat for birds, mammals and invertebrates. These are made up in lines from all the debris and brash, we have 6 of these skirting around our site.

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Woodland Wildlife2 hours ago

Another young willow found today, have protected it from the deer. Its either a goat willow or a grey willow or a hybrid, I am unsure, but a nice find in amongst the Bramble and bracken.

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Woodland Wildlife7 hours ago

COMPETITION
A bit of light hearted fun, have had a small amount of calenders printed with some of our favourite pictures from this year. We have five to give away all you have to do is :
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Woodland Wildlife1 day ago

3.5 acres our our plot is 50yr old Douglas Fir, the plan is to sort out a thinning licence this winter and take out approx 30 to 40% with the aim to let the remaining Douglas Fir to continue to grow for another 20 years...

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devonwildlifetrust.org

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devonbatproject.org

This website and blog is about Steve and Tamara's ongoing project in South Devon hoping that over time the benefits of their management will be clearly evident in providing continued habitat for some of our most vulnerable species.