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Guided Walk Dronley Community Woodland (Dundee)

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


We would like to invite you for a guided walk at Dronley Community Woodland (north of Dundee, by Birkhill). It is a multi-purpose woodland: timber production, biodiversity and recreation are equal priorities.

Dronley Community Woodland offers volunteering opportunities, courses, and school involvement to establish a strong connection between the local community and their woodland. We manage Dronley Wood according to the site conditions and the ecological processes by applying low-impact woodland management operations. This kind of woodland management is called Continuous Cover Forestry. Our management approach protects the soil, forest microclimate, flora, fauna and trees. We aim to develop Dronley Wood towards a resilient mixed woodland that can produce high-quality timber for the benefit of future generations whilst maintaining, enhancing and safeguarding a functioning woodland ecosystem.

During the guided walk, we want to show you what we have achieved so far and highlight the challenges for the future. We will highlight the essential role of Continuous Cover Forestry in mitigating the effects of climate change and discuss the vital importance of developing existing woodland towards site-adapted, diverse, multi-aged and resilient mixed woods.

Transforming existing woodlands into diverse and resilient mixed woods by thinning systems like transformation thinning, irregular shelterwood method, encouraging natural regeneration and underplanting gaps will become the dominating silvicultural topics for woodland management for the next decades. We will have the opportunity to see and discuss the different silvicultural systems helping us to develop healthy, stable, multi-layered and resilient mixed woodlands for the benefit of future generations.

Dronley Community Woodland is involved in the Angus Climate Hub. For more information please visit both our new website: https://dronleywood.org/ and the Angus Climate Hub: https://www.angusclimatehub.co.uk/current-projects.

Please bring waterproofs, sturdy footwear and your own packed lunch. Please pre-book a place for the Guided Walk (or have any queries) by email: dronleycommunitywoodland@gmail.com.


June 29
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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