Managing woodland for wildlife

Our woodlands contain many of Scotland’s most threatened species. All woodland, however, isn’t the same.

On the National Forest Estate you’ll find areas of ancient native woodland (including remnants of the great Caledonian pine forest) and newly planted conifers... lush broadleaf forests and shrubby woodland at the edge of the treeline... trees at the side of rivers, and trees around towns.

Through careful management and measured intervention, we’re helping to protect these unique habitats – and even the large forests that provide the majority of our timber are home to more important plants and animals than you might think.

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