This woodland creation project at Grange Farm has several aims. Primarily, it is allowing the farm to diversify its sources of income by converting low-grade agricultural land into productive woodland, which will yield a sustainable supply of timber in time. As well as this, the project aims to improve the ecology of the site, by protecting a remnant birch wood and area of peatland that fall within the site's boundary.
The result will be a diverse woodland area, which delivers conservation benefits for wetland plants and native trees at the same time as producing a valuable raw material. The project will also increase the connectivity of woodland habitats in the area, a region with low forest-cover by UK standards.