Ancient Woodland Restoration Project: Blickling Estate

The client: Woodland Trust

The site: Blickling Estate covering 1933ha including woodland, parkland and farmland with the River Bure running through it. Blickling Hall on site was home to the Boleyn’s however, the estate has been owned by the National Trust since 1940.

The brief: To undertake an ancient woodland assessment across the 4.07ha of ASNW and 56.25ha of PAWS through a process known as Ancient Woodland Restoration.

Our solution: The woodland survey was conducted by our Senior Forestry Consultant and Head of Consultancy and Ecology who carried out a thorough inspection of the woodlands identifying different zones within the woodlands as well as specific threats to important ancient woodland features.

The result: A woodland restoration report was complied with supporting maps and survey forms. The report identified key features which were threatened within the woodland and recommended priority works across the estate including control of invasive species, control of pests, ride management and selective thins. It is intended that the report will provide an additional level of information and complement existing management plans.

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