Compensate for woodland removal with compensatory planting
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Forests or woods that are converted into new development areas suffer from almost total loss of the original biodiversity. Therefore, carrying out compensatory planting in new development areas should have a positive effect on biodiversity. However, the species assemblages are likely to be very different to those of the original forest. Using the dominant trees and shrub species of the original forest for the compensatory planting may contribute to the conservation of some of the original forest species.