Woodland management for woodfuel and biodiversity

9 and 10 November 2010

What was the event?

This two day event demonstrated multi-purpose woodland management for woodfuel and biodiversity and showed how woodfuel can have wider environmental benefits beyond its impact on carbon footprints.

Background

The growing number of woodfuel installations is driving growth in woodfuel demand. This provides opportunities to increase forest structural and species diversity, to bring previously uneconomic or undermanaged forests into sustainable management, and to create new
woodlands, while maximising financial and environmental benefits.

The opportunities for woodland owners are significant and not restricted to professionally managed, large forests. Market expansion is providing room for all levels of production, from the small to large scale; even small woodlands have the potential to supply woodfuel
economically on a local scale.

Programme 

Each day started with presentations from experts in the morning,  followed by site visits and practical demonstrations in the afternoon.

Forest Research gave the following presentations at the event:

  • Multi-purpose Continuous Cover by Alan Harrison
  • Pinewoods Management Guidance by Colin Edwards

Flier and programme (PDF-266K) 

Who was the event suitable for?

Woodland owners and managers and all those with an interest in woodfuel.

Where did the event take place?

Rothiemurchus Estate
By Aviemore
Inverness-shire
PH22 1QH

Contact

For further information please contact:

Fiona Strachan at fiona.strachan@highlandbirchwoods.co.uk or
Amanda Calvert at amanda.calvert@highlandbirchwoods.co.uk or
Phone on 01463 811186