Wildscapes chosen by National Trust for large-scale planting project

Contractors from environmental consultancy Wildscapes have planted 15,000 new trees as part of a major transformation of moorland edge habitats in Dark Peak, Derbyshire.

Credit: Richard Barrett-Small/Flickr
Credit: Richard Barrett-Small/Flickr

The work is part of a large scale initiative to regenerate woodland habitats, which are also called ‘cloughs’ on the National Trust-owned land. It will produce a number of benefits including wildlife conservation, water quality and flood prevention. All species and sites were agreed with the Forestry Commission and other bodies to reflect the natural landscape and character of the area.   

Tom Harman, project officer at the National Trust, said: "The project is part of the 50 year High Peak Moorland Vision. It is wildlife conservation on a really large scale and has involved working closely with a range of partners.

"Extensive research and planning has gone into this project and it’s great to see plans finally coming into reality. We’ve worked closely with Wildscapes for this year’s planting and managed to achieve a great deal.

"We chose Wildscapes because of the quality of service they offer but we are also pleased to be supporting a company that re-invests its profits back into wildlife conservation through the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust."

Sheffield-based Wildscapes offers ecology services, training and a land team which offers a range of landscape work including tree planting, tree felling and scrub clearance, footpath construction, grounds maintenance, invasive species control, moorland conservation projects and fencing.

Team leader John Thompson said: "It’s been very positive to work alongside the National Trust on a project that fits into the Trust’s 50 Year High Peak Moorland Vision and we hope to continue this work in future years."

The project has been funded by the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) and the Clough Woodland Project.

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