The Rest and Be Thankful Woodland Creation Project area (PDF 1.9MB) is located on the steep south western flanks of Ben Luibhean above the A83 trunk road, at the head of Glen Croe. These slopes are notoriously unstable and, over the past few years, a number of engineering works have been carried out to help stabilize them and protect the road infrastructure. Native woodland creation will complement the "hard" engineering and bring other benefits such as improved water quality and added landscape and conservation value. Forest Enterprise Scotland are working in partnership with Transport Scotland and propose planting a mixed native woodland with a range of species selected to maximise slope stability. Natural regeneration of native species will also be encouraged and there is scope for further planting adjacent to the core project area.

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Timeline

The plan was submitted to Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) in June 2018 and final consultation was completed on 10th August 2018. If FCS ask for any modifications, these will be completed before the plan is formally approved.

Plan text, maps and visualisations can be found at the links below.

Project documents

Text

Maps

Visualisations

Appendices

Contacts

Queries on this, or other land land management plans in Cowal and Trossachs Forest District, should be addressed to:

Cowal and Trossachs Forest District
Aberfoyle
Stirling
FK8 3UX

0300 067 6600
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