Ancient woodland restoration module 5 - maximising ecological integrity
This is the fifth and final module in our series on ancient woodland restoration. This practical guide focuses on the third phase of restoration management: maximising ecological integrity.
The guide is of use to anyone involved in the management of ancient woodland sites and provides details on:
- How to accumulate more old-growth characteristics like old trees and decaying wood.
- Better space and dynamism in wooded ecosystems, the role of animals and near-to-nature forestry.
- Considering natural processes and management interventions at landscape, site, stand, and individual tree scale.
- Better physical health, water and air quality.
- Appropriate reintroductions and translocations.
- The importance of the wider landscape to the integrity of an individual ancient woodland.