KIER at Blackwater & Hyde

KIER at Blackwater & Hyde

This new woodland, close to Alderholt in Dorset, is a mixed coniferous and broadleaf productive woodland, to be managed on a continuous cover basis. The planting and management plan will produce irregular stands where eventual removals are linked to timber increment. Regeneration will occur continuously throughout the stands, normally by natural means. Removals will be on an individual basis and no clear felling will ever take place. Management of a woodland in this way ensures that optimal timber production and carbon capture takes place, whilst allowing the correct conditions for regeneration and the  progressive recruitment of smaller stems into the main stand. In addition to this, most of the timber removed will end up in harvested wood products, meaning that the carbon captured will remain locked up long after a tree has left the forest, whilst meantime new carbon is being captured in its place in the forest. Forest Management is certificated under Forestry Stewardship Council UK Woodland Assurance Scheme, which assures the sustainability and biodiversity aspects of the woodland, amongst other aspects.

Species Mix

  • Douglas Fir
  • Norway Spruce
  • Western Red Cedar
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • Sycamore

KIER at Blackwater & Hyde

16,251 trees 9.81 hectares Spring 2019 3,116 tonnes CO2

Project Additional Benefits

Productive Wildlife

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