Trees for Transition - Working woodlands for a sustainable future


FungiWoods are home to a wide range of wildlife, in fact they contain a greater variety of  biodiversity than any other British ecosystem. Ancient woods are generally richest in this respect and deserve special protection. This means that all objectives must be consistent with protecting the special features of the wood. This may be continuing to coppice and harvest trees, or it may mean leaving the wood undisturbed as appropriate.

Plantations on ancient woodland sites (PAWS) often require urgent attention as the shade of conifers planted in the 1960s and 70s can obliterate important natural features. The Woodland Trust has pioneered restoration work in this area,  advocating a gradual approach rather than clearfell and replant.

TfT Services

  • Advice on woodland conservation, especially PAWS restoration
  • Management of woodland conservation operations

Links - PAWS guide (1.21MB)