PLANTING AND managing trees to produce wood can deliver biodiversity benefits alongside playing a vital role in the fight against climate change.

(Source:THE SCOTTISH Farmer)

According to a new analysis produced by forestry trade body Confor, properly planned commercial forests planted in the UK have significant value as wildlife habitats.

Researcher Eleanor Harris drew on a large body of research and case studies to argue that suitably-sited forests for wood production can deliver great benefits for wildlife, and that ‘appropriate harvesting’ from native woodland can often enhance its biodiversity value.