This project, part of a larger group at Lowther, represents the conversion of arable and grazing land to sustainable forestry. The projects will all have considerable benefits for wildlife, water quality in local rivers, and downstream flood mitigation. This particular element of the overall project is adjacent to the M6 motorway and will also act as a filter for particulate emissions from vehicles. The projects will all be managed under Continuous Cover Forestry techniques - meaning gradual thinning and replacing of trees to produce an all-age natural forest, with significant biodiversity gain at ground level from doing this. There is no clear-felling, and in Europe this is know as 'Close to Nature Forestry'.