Study

Pine scrub clearance by school children to restore heathland at Trigon, Dorset, England

  • Published source details Liley D. (2005) Pine scrub clearance by school children to restore heathland at Trigon, Dorset, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 127-128.

Summary

In 1991, 5.7 ha of Scots pine Pinus sylvestris scrub was removed from a heathland in southern England. Trees with diameters less than 25 cm were cut using bow saws and loppers; mature trees were left untouched. Fourteen years later, the area could still be identified by the presence of cut stumps; considerable pine regeneration (330 trees/ha) was apparent as there had been no ongoing management.

 

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