New Croft Woodlands Handbook Launched

A new guide for crofters, communities and small woodland owners, “Managing Small Woodlands in the Highlands and Islands”, was launched last week at the Royal Highland Show. The publication is a joint venture by Forestry Commission Scotland, Highland Birchwoods and the Scottish Crofting Federation (SCF), with additional funding from Scottish Natural Heritage, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and the Highland Council.

The handbook covers every stage of small woodland management from finance through planning, establishment and maintenance, to harvesting and using the end product. Principal author is forestry consultant Roland Stiven, formerly of Raasay, and there are a variety of individual contributions reflecting experiences of woodland creation from Argyll to Shetland.

Article by SCF

28 June 2011

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