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Ancient woodland on the Forestry Commission estate in England

Jonathan Spencer

Ancient woodland on the Forestry Commission estate in England

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Published by Design & Interpretative Services, Forest Enterprise in Bristol .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Old growth forest conservation -- England.,
  • Forests and forestry -- England -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Statementby Jonathan Spencer.
    ContributionsGreat Britain. Forest Enterprise.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48p. ;
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16249534M

    Entirely situated in a Forestry Commission Estate, Copton Forest holiday park is nestled in amongst the trees. There is a choice of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom accommodation, and the luxury lodges come with hot tubs on the deck. At the site there is a shop and café for all the essentials.   The Forestry Commission was set up after the first world war to expand the public forest estate and is now responsible for about 30% of the country’s forests.

    in England and the remainder in Wales (Forestry Commission, ). There are estimated to be around million trees outside woodland in the countryside in Great Britain. Around 30 per cent of UK woodland is managed by the Forestry Commission and Forest Service Northern Ireland. Introduction. Covid - please contact the local Honorary Secretary for up to date information.. The RFS offers a superb programme of woodland visits throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland showcasing all aspects of forestry and woodland management. These are excellent opportunities for members to meet and exchange ideas while visiting a wide variety of woodlands, many of which are not accessible to.

    This is the big one covering up to half the Commission's estate (, hectares, over , acres), and they envisage year leases with lease conditions to cover public access, to guarantee friendliness to wildlife ("open habitats"), to help restore ancient woodland with damaging plantations on it. Set entirely within Forestry Commission Estate, Camping in the Forest's enchanting woodland sites return us to the most ancient of British landscapes. The Best Woodland Campsites Cool Camping have hand-picked this collection of forest campsites and believe that only the .


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Ancient woodland on the Forestry Commission estate in England by Jonathan Spencer Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is the culmination of an England-wide investigation into the state of ancient woodland managed by Forest Enterprise (FE). It covers all the ancient woodland under FE management and includes the Statutory inclosures of the ancient Forest of Dean and the New Forest. The FE's inheritance of ancient woodland and the important characteristics of the FE estate are briefly : J.

Spencer. In the United Kingdom, an ancient woodland is a woodland that has existed continuously since or before in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (or in Scotland). Planting of woodland was uncommon before those dates, so a wood present in is likely to have developed naturally.

In most ancient woods, the trees and shrubs have been cut down periodically as part of the management cycle. The woodlands of Bedfordshire cover % of the county. Some two thirds of this (4, ha or 12, acres) is broad-leaved woodland, principally oak and ash.

A woodland Trust estimate of all ancient woodland in Bedfordshire (dating back to at least the year ), including woods of ha ( acres) and upward suggests an area of 1, ha (3, acres).

Ancient woodland is under threat as part of the Government plans to sell off England’s state-owned forests, conservationists have warned. The Forest of Dean, maintained by the Forestry.

First published in by the Forestry Commission England, Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1EJ ISBN Managing ancient and native woodland in England Forestry Commission England Practice Guide.

Forestry Commission, Bristol. i–iv + 1–36 pp. Find woodland agreements, felling licences and other designations or features on any chosen area of land in England.

Use the Forestry Commission map browser and Land Information Search - Set within Forestry Commission Estate, Camping in the Forest returns us to the most ancient of British landscapes.

by James Warner Smith Waking to the sound of a running river, the twittering of birds, or a horse chomping his way through wind-fallen apples, you.

Managing ancient and native woodland in England Forestry Commission. Applies to: England (see publications for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) Documents.

Forestry. The Rural Estate manages approximately 2, acres of mixed broadleaf and coniferous woodland which are subject to a detailed Forestry Commission 20 year Woodland Management Plan (WMP) which sets out a long term and sustainable strategy.

This also complies with the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS), which is externally monitored. Forestry. Large areas of woodland – ancient, deciduous and coniferous – are actively managed by the estate’s forestry team.

Working closely with expert forestry and environmental consultants, we have implemented a 25 year programme to manage and regenerate our woodlands. Draft Open Habitat Strategy for the Forestry Commission Estate in England Keepers of Time United Kingdom Forestry Standard UK Forest Guidelines UK Woodland Assurance Scheme (UKWAS) Strategic Management Plan Site of Special Scientific Interest and Schedules Ancient Monument Management Plans Dorset Recreation Plan.

Ancient Woodland Inventory. The Ancient Woodland Inventory identifies woodlands that have had continuous woodland cover for some centuries.

Studies show that these woodlands are typically more ecologically diverse and of a higher nature conservation value than those developed recently or those where woodland cover on the site has been intermittent.

• The need to develop a new woodland culture and a resilient forestry and woodland sector, • The value of the Public Forest Estate, which will continue to benefit from public ownership, be held in trust for the nation and be managed by a new, operationally-independent body, • The importance of protecting our woodland assets.

The Estate is a walker’s paradise. There are private paths round the three pools and through 80 acres of ancient woodland. Beyond this there are footpaths from the estate that lead to either Hopton Woods or Bucknell Woods, both owned by the Forestry Commission. Due to the peace and tranquillity there is an abundance of wild life & birds.

Domesday Book forests could return to England under woodland scheme The Government has ruled out selling any of the public forest estate after an expert panel called for an increase in woodland to. Managing Ancient and Native Woodland in England Forestry Commission Practice Guide FCPG: : Forestry Commission: BooksAuthor: Forestry Commission.

local Forestry Commission office. The FC may inspect the site or consult with bodies such as Natural Owners of woodland in England registered on the Rural Land Register Leaseholders and tenants require owner consent ha of Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites have been converted to native species; and since almost.

The Forestry Commission manages approximatelyhectares of land, [citation needed] including Kielder Forest, the largest forest in England.

When the Forestry Commission was founded in it inherited several forests, some of which were former royal forests and contained ancient woodland. Historic Environment Resource Guide for forest and woodland managers in Scotland. This resource guide has been designed as a route map to the information and advice available to forest and woodland managers in regard to the historic environment, primarily in support of the UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) Guidelines on Forests and Historic Environment.

With thanks to the Forestry Commission. Forestry Commission Information Note. Ancient Woodland Inventory handbook (NECR) Technical handbook setting out the methodology used by Natural England to update the ancient woodland inventory.

Natural England on 8 May This technical handbook sets out the methodology used by Natural England to. It is widely accepted that ancient woodland—any wooded area (including its soil) that has been wooded continuously since at least AD—is irreplaceable.

This is why it is important to monitor the loss of ancient woodland. In written evidence the Forestry Commission told us that between and in England only % of ancient. The total certified woodland area in the UK at 31 March is million hectares, including all Forestry England/Forestry and Land Scotland/Welsh Government Woodland Estate/Forest Service woodland.

Overall, 43% of the UK woodland area is certified. Around thirteen thousand hectares of newly created woodland were reported in the UK in   Only with the Forestry Commission in the 20th century were large numbers of conifers reintroduced.

Some Bronze Age woodland was naturally kept and managed for what it could provide: timber for building materials, smaller wood and shrubs for fuel, acorns for pigs (which were often turned loose into the woods in autumn), hazel and other trees.