Greenburn land management plan consultation

The Greenburn Land Management Plan area (PDF 1.8MB) lies between Drymen to the south and Gartmore to the north. It is bisected by the 'Old Drymen Road' which connects the two villages. The forest covers an area of approximately 900ha and is dominated by commercial spruce plantation. The area is relatively low lying, reaching a maximum elevation of about 240m. That part of the plan area to the west of the road is within Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

The commercial conifer plantation is dominated by Sitka spruce, which were first planted in the 1950s. Other species include larch, Norway spruce and lodgepole pine, but these make up only a small proportion of the woodland area. Though a few stands of older trees remain most of the area is covered by younger, second rotation crops planted from the early 1980s onwards. The process of diversifying both age and species structure has been ongoing over the last 15 to 20 years and there has been an increase in the area of broadleaved species and conifers other than Sitka spruce, for example Douglas fir.

The key objectives of the plan are to maintain timber production whilst delivering a range of other environmental and social benefits. The latter include maintenance of long distance footpaths and protection of the Loch Katrine - Milngavie aqueducts.

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Timeline

Work has begun on plan revision and a scoping exercise will be carried out in November/December 2017. Draft felling and restocking maps will then be prepared in early 2018. Following internal review, final drafts will be produced and the plan submitted for approval at the end of January 2018. There will then be a second consultation period following which changes may be made to the plan. Once any changes have been made, Forestry Commission Scotland will approve the plan.

  • Scoping exercise: November/December 2017
  • Draft felling and restocking: December/January 2017
  • Final draft and submission to Conservancy: end January 2018
  • Final consultation: February 2018
  • Approval: March 2018

Information on the plan area and draft documents can be found at the links below. These will be updated when the final draft is complete. Documentation will also be available here during the final consultation.

Land management plan draft information and documents

Any maps or text showing or describing proposals are in draft format and are subject to change before the plan is submitted to FCS.

Objectives

Maps

Background information

Further information will be placed here as the plan is developed

Contacts us

If you have any questions about this plan you can contact us at:

Steve Murphy
Cowal and Trossachs Forest District
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3UX

0300 067 6600
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