Chris Packham lauds new woodland creation guide

Autumn Watch's Chris Packham has lent his celebrity backing to a new book by David Blakesley and Peter Buckley called Woodland Creation for Wildlife and People in a Changing Climate-principles and practice.

The book, for which Packham writes the forward, looks at issues underlying woodland creation and natural succession and describes different woodland community types as model habitat targets.

The variety of wildlife attracted to new woods is described. The impact of climate change on woodland into the future is also explored, including coping strategies for biodiversity and the planning and planting strategies for woodland habitat networks in the landscape.

The second part presents practical information covering topics including planning and selection of sites, selecting tree species and sourcing seeds and woodland management.

The book is designed for landowners, advisors, conservation groups, foresters, planners, consultants and local authorities.
Publisher is Pisces Publications. Sponsors are RSPB, Eden Project and Woodland Trust.

Packham said: "By using this passionately driven and comprehensive guide to plan the development of canopy layers, shrubs, herbs, clearings, glades and rides, to organise species lists and design landscape strategies you, yes you, can create propperous and rich communities of life, and frankly - what could be a finer ambition."

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