Continuous Cover Forestry – At Dronley Community Woodland

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Is there an alternative to the environmentally damaging practice of clear felling commercial forests? Dirk Sporleder from Dronley Woods explains how he uses the technique of Continuous Cover Forestry to achieve the three aims of this community run woodland - biodiversity, recreation and commercial forestry. Dirk shows us the benefits of this approach, including using only lightweight harvesting equipment to protect the forest soil, prioritising 'frame' trees for high value timber and above all ensuring that the woodland has the ecological benefit of tree cover at all times.

A film by Mallimak Media for WoodlandsTV. [www.mallimak.co.uk]

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Good to see. Greed is destroying this world.

John Grytbakk

February 19, 2022

Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could find a forester who uses heavy draught horses to do this work, it would also help to maintain the breeds of draught horses which are under threat.
There is likely to be an increasing call for this nature sensitive form of management given the amount of new woodland that is planned.

Paul Durkee

February 19, 2022

Thanks for putting this together! This work sets a good example of what can be done as long as intelligent people are exercising right intention.

Helen Johnson

February 19, 2022

生物多様性と持続可能性 八ヶ岳の森で実践してます。世界の森 同じですね。

Es is ganz schön ein Deutscher mit etwas eine Schottische Akzent

Jonathan Ravenhill Lloyd

February 20, 2022

I love this video. We are struggling to maintain part of our woodland in this way where a Wayleave runs through. We’re facing substantial damage again by SSEN who have no interest in preserving the soil despite us pleading with them to do so. The principles in this video are the ideal and something we will continue to foster… I just pray for the day that all humans will be required to show respect for the land.

Woodland Tales

February 20, 2022

the biggest downside of the Scots pine is that it is highly intolerant of shade.


February 20, 2022

Scots pine are extremely susceptible to high winds as anyone in Angus and Aberdeenshire will testify as they drive past the swathes of devastated forests after the recent storms.

Tony InAngus

February 20, 2022

True forestry

Lj Phil

February 20, 2022


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