An outline proposal to plant new woodland on Invercauld Estate, using trees naturally occurring in Scotland was submitted to the Forestry Commission Scotland for grant support in 2010. It is proposed to enclose a total area of 820 hectares (2,025 acres) of heather hill and existing Scots pine woodland within a deer fence. Approximately 40% of the area enclosed will be planted with trees, with just over 30% of the enclosed area already woodland.
This Environmental Impact Assessment identifies the main affects of creating a large area of new native woodland in this location. It also makes management recommendations to ensure that the proposals will not harm the current interests on the site.
Note: due to the large size of this report it has been split into 3 parts