WOODSCAPING RECIPES

Leave a Legacy in the Landscape

Nicholson’s Forestry team can help you with the design and creation of new woodlands to enhance properties and grounds. Woodland creation is a long-term endeavour but even in the short-term results and benefits can be seen as a young woodland grows and develops. Contact the Forestry team at Nicholsons to discuss your ideas and our professional foresters will help you develop a bespoke planting scheme to best match your objectives balanced against their extensive knowledge of species selection, woodland establishment, habitat types, and climate change.

Below are a selection of illustrative woodland recipes to provide ideas, inspiration, and food for thought.

Woodscaping Recipes

Veneer Woodland

  • Focussed on creating a woodland with species suitable for the veneer market
  • High density planting with regular silvicultural maintenance and thinning required to further develop good form and keep stems clean and striaght
  • Diligent control of Grey squirrels will be required. Deer excluison will be essential.
  • Both conifers and broadleaves will be suitable; an element of shrubs will also add to diversity

Example Planting Mix & Plan

Woodscaping Recipes

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Butterfly Friendly Woodland

  • Focused on providing a diversity habitats to favour native butterflies and insect life.
  • Lots of scalloped rides and clearings edged with an abundance of woody shrubs surrounding cores of larger native woodland trees. Provides abundant breeding and feeding opportunities
  • Element of native conifers for food plant and winter hybernation cover.
  • Consider 2 or 3 zone cutting of rides and undertake regular coppicing of shrubs to maintain habitat diversity

Example Planting Mix & Plan

Woodscaping Recipes

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