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

The plan was submitted to Forestry Commission Scotland towards the end of July 2018. It is now going through its final period of consultation. If FCS ask for modifications these will be completed before the plan is formally approved.

The submitted text, maps and visualisations, to be used during consultation, can be found at the links below.

 NB. during the final consultation period any responses and comments relating to the plan should be addressed to Perth and Argyll Conservancy at the address below.

Land management plan documents

Text

Maps

Visualisations

Contacts us

During this final consultation period any responses and comments relating to the plan proposals should be addressed to:

Forestry Commission Scotland
Perth and Argyll Conservancy
Upper Battleby
Redgorton
Perth
PH1 3EN

0300 067 6005
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Any other queries on this, or other land management plans, prepared at the Aberfoyle Office, should be addressed to:

Forest Enterprise Scotland
Aberfoyle Office
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3UX

0300 067 6600
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