You can help protect woodlands from pests and diseases, tackle the effects of flooding, and improve soil quality by managing your woodlands. We can all help our woods and forests to adapt and become resilient to environmental change.
Your managed woodland will benefit from reduced risk of tree health issues as planning for environmental change will address the conditions that might encourage diseases and pests.
Since tree crops take many years to mature, the planning horizons for forestry are long. Actions taken now may only prove their worth in 50-100 years’ time and must be appropriate for both current and future climates. Diversification is at the core of woodland adaptation and ensuring resilience in the future.
Trees also help us all to adapt to a changing climate. They provide shade, alleviate flooding, and create resilient wildife habitats to keep ecosystems intact. Getting woodlands into active management is critical to their longer term resilience to climate change.