The future of our landscape relies on effective woodland management, just as a garden needs constant maintenance and care to thrive.
Managing Woodland Effectivley
Woodland management is important to maintain the health of your trees. Trees must be thinned to grow well and invasive species like bramble have to be managed so that they don’t dominate other plants causing various issues...
Woodlands that are maintained are more likely to flourish long into the future. By hiring the Tree Doctors to care for your woodland, we can help improve the surrounding nature by producing more ‘edge’ habitats.
Everything that we do, we think of the environment. We reuse any wood we chop down as fire logs, tree mulch, and splitting.
A small woodland often contains trees all of the same age, so there is a canopy of the same height, casting a shadow that prevents ground flora or re-growth. A management regime consisting of felling, thinning and re-planting creates an edge ecosystem from high canopy right down to grass.
Woodland management can also improve the health of individual trees, via thinning and the digging of drainage ditches again a service our Tree Surgeons can provide. Woodlands that we have today have survived precisely because they have had an economic value to the local community- ‘the wood that pays is the wood that stays’.
There is more biodiversity where two habitats meet, for example, grassland and woodland than in each of those habitats themselves. We offer advice and services for tree mulching too.
The Benefits of Woodland Maintenence
There are many benefits of woodland management that have a positive effect on the society and environment we live in. Firstly there is the renewable production of building materials and firewood which will indefinitely reduce transport distances.
Secondly, good Woodland Management will reduce carbon emissions from building materials and also heating fuel. Moreover, the planting of new Woodland provides a new habit for wildlife to explore. Opening paths through existing woods and also planting new ones improves amenities and awareness of the natural world. You can enjoy woodland walks safely and with little impact on the nature around you.