Aberdeen woods land management plan

This plan covers the thirteen woodland blocks that were formerly covered by three land management plans (Maryculter woods, Peterculter woods and Countesswells woods).

The purpose of the plan is to set out management objectives and prescriptions for the forest for the next ten years in detail, and in more broad terms for the following twenty years.

In Countesswells and Foggieton the primary objective is the management of the woodland to provide a recreational resource for Aberdeen and the surrounding area. For the rest of the blocks the primary objective is the production of a quality crop of timber.

An additional secondary objective for the management of all the woodlands is the control of grey squirrels and delivering management regimes to benefit red squirrels.

Main entrance to Counteswells woodland car park

During the development of the land management plan for Aberdeen woods we have consulted publically including the local community representatives and stakeholders known to have an interest in the plan area.

The plan has been approved and is now active. It is scheduled to be renewed in July 2026.

Land management plan documents and maps

Contact us

Mark Reeve - Planning Forester
Moray & Aberdeenshire Forest District
Portsoy Road
Huntly
AB54 4SJ

07990 802879
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