Woodland management and birds. Part 2. Conservation measures and strategies

Coppice with standards by Rob Fuller

Author(s): Fuller, R.

Published: October 2021  

Journal: Quarterly Journal of Forestry Volume: 115 ( part 4 )


In the second of two articles on woodland birds Rob Fuller outlines ways of improving woodland for wild birds that can be adapted to suit many different contexts. Where conservation is one of the interests of the woodland owner, there are many possible actions that should improve habitat quality for birds, and often for other wildlife. The suitability and scale of specific actions will depend on economic considerations, management objectives and the type of woodland; appropriate options would differ considerably in upland commercial spruce forests and lowland ancient woodland nature reserves. In both cases, however, approaches can be adopted that should improve the opportunities for species that depend on the young and late stages of growth.
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