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Woodland Creation, Part Two: Implementation and Case Studies

July 16 @ 14:00 - 17:00


This is PART TWO of two online events which aim to stimulate reflection and discussion on potential approaches to woodland creation. This highly topical webinar will focus on woodland creation at case studies and the implementation of creation and restoration methods. Presentations will be delivered by a wide range of expert speakers. If ecological restoration and habitat creation inspires you, this is not one to miss!

The first session, held 2 July, will have looked at strategic context and planning for woodland creation.

Tickets for each session are sold separately.

Woodland creation has risen up the political and economic agenda with governments setting out ambitious targets to increase woodland cover. It is seen as having an important role in climate change amelioration as well as providing recreational, biodiversity and other natural capital benefits. However, reconciling different objectives and deciding on priorities can be difficult.

This webinar has a range of prominent and experienced speakers who will stimulate discussion and learning about different approaches to woodland creation, with a focus on case studies and implementation. The case studies are from diverse landscapes and scales.

Speakers for this session include:

  • Dr David Hetherington (Ecological Advisor, Cairngorms National Park) – landscape-scale approaches to woodland expansion in an upland environment.
  • Pete Leeson (Woodland Advisor, Woodland Trust) – working with landowners on woodland creation, including wood pasture systems and incorporating flower-rich habitats.
  • Hugh Chalmers (Land Management Advisor, Tweed Forum) – creating native community woodlands in the Scottish Borders.
  • Hugh Dorrington (Owner, Aveland Trees) – How to grow a resilient woodland. Advice from an experienced native tree nursery operator and contractor.

Speakers for the first session on July 2 include; Professor John Rodwell, on how understanding the cultural heritage of trees can inform woodland creation, Dr Keith Kirby on reconciling different objectives for woodland creation and Simon Mageean, the Programme Director of the Northern Forest on the Woodland Trust’s approach to new woodland. Tickets to the first session are sold separately.




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