Forest plan resources

Preparing a forest plan is often part of a Forestry Grant Scheme application. On this page you’ll find resources to help you. The guidance is broken down into general forest plan advice, crop data, landscape, archaeological survey and key species conservation.

Forest plans

Forest plan examples

The FC Practice Guide 'Design techniques for forest management planning' also include a number of worked examples that show the development of the forest management planning process for different landscape types that can be downloaded

These include:

  • Urban and community woodlands
  • Mixed agricultural and estate landscapes
  • Forests in flat or undulating landscapes
  • Forests on rolling hills
  • Forests in upland hill and plateau landscapes
  • Forests in mountainous landscapes

Crop data for forest plans

This will contribute to the private sector timber production forecast. Use this spreadsheet to give your data:

Landscape guidance

Archaeological survey guidance

Key species conservation

Summaries of action to conserve six key woodland species in Scotland, both in private woodlands and on the National Forest Estate