Woodland Management Herts, Essex, Cambridgeshire and South-East
Green Man Conservation work with woodland owners who consider themselves stewards of their woodlands, who take pride in regenerating and enhancing the woodland, and ensuring its future and protection. We are proud to care for our native woodlands and continue practicing sustainable woodland management in these valuable eco-systems
Most woodland across Europe has fallen out of management since oil, gas and coal took over as our main source of fuel. However throughout human history there has always been a ‘Wood Age’, and our reliance on woodland will only increase in years to come as peak oil and unstable supplies force alternative technology and use of our local fuels
Decreasing woodland management has led to a loss of skills and ways of life with them, but also since management of our native woodlands began (with the arrival of Norman settlers) our wildlife has adapted to human methods and now relies upon it, for example Fritillary butterflies have become associated and reliant on man-made coppice systems
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Green Man Conservation Woodland Management - Above Left; A brash nest protecting regrowth, and providing nesting sites for birds, and shelter, as well as fungal and invertebrate habitat - Above Right; A pile of logs left to degrade naturally in a sheltered spot, home for hibernating creatures, basking areas, invertebrates, fungus, beetle larvae, territory marker posts, raptor posts, seed collection banks. Lower Centre; A Woodland Under The Management Of Green Man Conservation Is Re-Coppiced After Many Years Of Neglect. Re-Planting Will Be Part Of The Next Phase Of Woodland Regeneration
We offer no obligation quotations and site specific planting plans. Contact us to arrange a visit.
Green Man Conservation Woodland Management - Above Left; This overstood Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) coppice has remained uncut since the first World War. The challenge of bringing this woodland back into rotation requires sensitivity. Green Man Conservation woodland and habitat management - Above Right; Bluebells litter the woodland floor after light has been allowed to reach the woodland floor - Lower Centre; A large log pile awaiting processing next to a recently coppiced hornbeam stool. Green Man Conservation Woodland Management
Green Man Conservation Woodland Management - Above Left; All our equipment has a low impact on the woodland floor to minimise damage to roots or the disturbance of seedbanks dormant in the soil. Here, the canopy is chipped to later be used as a weed suppressant around new planting - Above Right; The ancient art of brash nesting is employed to discourage predation from deer on newly coppiced re-growth - Lower Centre; Standing deadwood is allowed to remain as part of the important retention of biodiversity, and also act as raptor posts - Green Man Woodland Management
Our work comprises Land Management and Habitat Creation where we can advise on a wider range of subjects, and link those within the requirements of a specific site.
Where the aim is to increase diversity; the more habitats a site can provide the greater the range of wildlife, from a tiny garden to a 1000 acre farm site, if habitat is there, nature will find it.
Inclusion of water to a site through lakes, ponds and ditches and inoculation of these with native plants; habitat piles and provision of boxes and shelters for insects, birds and bats; open dry spaces for butterflies and bees, grasslands and meadow, dense and open canopy cover; there are myriad possibilities to hugely increase the value of a site, and the return for all users.
Green Man Conservation Woodland Management - Above Left; An old coppice stool springs into life after being protected from grazing deer and rabbits just in time. Green Man Conservation habitat management - Above Right; Light allowed to penetrate the woodland floor for the first time in decades will allow seeds dormant in the soil to sprout. New planting will complete the re-coppicing and suppress dominant weeds - Lower Centre; A dormouse box on an ancient coppice ash amidst the bluebells. Our native woodland habitats are truly magical. Green Man Conservation are proud to be stewards of British Woodlands - Green Man Woodland Management
We offer no obligation quotations and site specific regeneration plans.
Contact us to arrange a visit.
Green Man Conservation Woodland Management - Above Left; A brash pile sinking into the woodland and providing valuable low level wildlife habitat - Above Right; Bluebells make April and May magical times to watch spring in woodlands - Lower Centre; One year on - The old coppice stool springing back to life after protection from rabbit and deer grazing, showing real promise of survival. Green Man Conservation are proud to be stewards of British Woodlands - Green Man Woodland Management
Excellent rates for Woodland Management within 5-10 miles of our yard in Little Hormead, Herts
Buntingford, and centred around
Royston, Baldock, Letchworth, Bishops Stortford, Ware, Hertford, Saffron
Walden, Hoddesdon, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City,
Melbourn, Duxford and working through most of Hertfordshire North Essex, and
for both small domestic and large commercial
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