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RE: Natives vs future

Subject: RE: Natives vs future
From: Jim Quaife
Date: Oct 22 2020 08:31:15
Hi Brynley,
Sounds like a really absorbing project, but with no details about anything 
all one can say is that depending upon scale there is usually a compromise.  
The ambition for a sawmill is very much long term if it is based on current 
planting!
The appetite for a sawmill suggests that there is already some production in 
view, but again a sawmill can be a Woodmizer (or something similar - owned or 
contract hire) or a static installation.   If it is to be anything other than 
casual/incidental the throughput needs to be substantial.
The use of exotics is to my mind essential as a diversity safeguard for 
bio-security.
The fascination with woodlands is that they can accommodate a wide range of 
interests and the role of the consultant is to explore them all and to come 
up with a balanced scheme.  Again, depending upon scale it doesn't 
necessarily have to be done in one hit. 
Enjoy!
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info 
[mailto:uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info] On Behalf Of Brynley Andrews
Sent: 22 October 2020 08:49
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Natives vs future

Dear all

I am involved in a large scale farm woodland planting scheme.

The FC favour high performance carbon/timber/eco species, and the ANOB/LA
landscape planners favour traditional species to form traditional landscape
features.

There is considerable overlap potential but the FC seem to be more inline
with modern thinking. And arguably the LA/ANOB are part of the old failed
model.

Also, The landowner intends to eventually run a sawmill on the Eatate.

I am proposing a highly diverse mix of 50/50 exotics & natives as suits the
soil/climate/objectives - with special emphasis on targeting habitat for
priority fauna species.

It is a fun project & I welcome your input.

Thanks

Brynley

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Brynley Arboriculturist / urban forester



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