Habitats: Woodland

Woodland creation and floral enhancement

There may be additional resources relevant to this subject, for example, under Planting and establishment methods and under the Themes section (e.g. Agroforestry)

Flora locale training and other events

Managing ancient woodlands for ground floraWed 10 May 2017,High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Managing woodlands for wildlife and sustainabilityWed 19 July 2017,Chippenham, Wiltshire
Woodland flora identification and introductionTue 30 May 2017,Aberfeldy, Perthshire

If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.

Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Ash dieback and related issues (tree planting & the plant trade)   Flora locale comment and information on ash dieback (first discovered in Britain in 2012), including links to relevant external websites.
Buying native flora Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Creating woodlands naturally Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org). Provides information on tree seeding and natural regeneration for woodland establishment.
Go native: Planting for biodiversity. Guidelines for planting projects.   (Flora locale, 2008) Booklet. Printed copies available (please email info@floralocale.)
The effect of provenance on the performance of hawthorn in hedges   (Jones, Hayes & Sackville-Hamilton, 2001)
Sourcing native flora (Flora locale guidance note)   Where you should source your plants and seed from
Enhancement of amenity woodland field layers in Milton Keynes   (Joanna Francis) This document reports on pioneering practical research on establishing woodland ground flora into new woods.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.

Case Studies on Flora locale's website

Hagge Wood TrustNatural capital assessment of Hagge Wood Trust
Restoration of caer carreg y franRestoration of a listed monument to deciduous woodland, pasture & upland now grazed by native welsh mountain ponies.
The Battlefield, Tyne Riverside Country ParkWoodland and flower-rich grassland creation
Prestwich CloughUrban woodland restoration, with local tree & woodland wild flower seed
Elsea Park, LincolnshireHabitat creation for new urban development
Black Brook Nature Reserve, StaffordshireRestoration of open habitats from former conifer plantation & woodland creation
Extending the Dingle LNR, AngleseyWoodland creation using local seed
John Niles memorial woodland & local tree/shrub propagation (Beds)Seed collection, propagation, woodland creation
Hayley Green Wood wildflower project, BerkshireRhodi clearance, wild flower propagation & introduction
Imerys china clay habitat creation, CornwallHeathland & woodland creation
Moortrees, DevonCommunity tree nursery for woodland creation
Darroch Wids, ClashindarrochRe-creation of native woodland

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.

Woodland potential calculator (Forestry Commission, 2013)
Creating woodland through natural regeneration (Suffolk Wildlife Trust, undated)

Creating new native woodlands (Rodwell & Patterson, Forestry Commission, 1994)
Establishing woodlands by direct sowing
The potential for direct seeding of birch on restock sites (Forestry Commission)
Creating new broadleaved woodland by direct seeding (Forestry Commission Practice Guide, 2004)
Direct seeding of ash and sycamore (Jinks et al., 2006)
Woodland creation for wildlife: a guide to creating new woodland for wildlife in Kent & East Sussex (David Blakesley, East Malling Research, 2006)
Tree planting and woodland creation: resources on the Community Woodland Network website (Woodland Trust)
A guide to creating small native woodlands (Woodland Trust)
Woodland creation: technical help (Scotland) (Forestry Commission)
Creating new woodlands and introducing/translocating ground flora (Baker Gillespie and Shepherd, June 2010)
Future trees trust - a charity dedicated to the improvement of broadleaved trees through selective breeding.

Woodland Wild Flowers Work (Landlife's Technical Manual)
The establishment of an herbaceous plant layer into roadside woodland (The Highways Agency)
Introducing woodland shade plants (Woodland Trust)
How to plant wild bluebell seeds (Farnell Farm, 2013) An excellent video clip.
Sowing bluebell seed in the garden (Chris Beardshaw, BBC Gardener's World) Video clip

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