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PAWS project ~ by Angus

PAWS project

Are you the owner of an ancient woodland in the High Weald of Sussex and Kent? If so read on...

The High Weald AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission are jointly funding a Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) Project focusing on returning ancient woodland plantations to native, broadleaved tree cover. The AONB contains some 7% of England’s ancient woodlands, with over a third of this area classified as Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS). These are woods that have been planted up in the past with trees which would not naturally grow on the site, particularly conifers. Many of these plantations have been abandoned - and are often of poor value for wildlife.

The project officer is working with woodland owners and will provide expert advice on returning plantations on ancient woodland sites to native, broadleaved tree cover.


Posted in: Flora & Fauna ~ On: 24 May, 2006

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