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Individual study: Pine scrub clearance by school children to restore heathland at Trigon, Dorset, England

Published source details

Liley D. (2005) Pine scrub clearance by school children to restore heathland at Trigon, Dorset, England. Conservation Evidence, 2, 127-128

Summary

In 1991, 5.7 ha of Scots pine Pinus sylvestris scrub was removed from a heathland in southern England. Trees with diameters less than 25 cm were cut using bow saws and loppers; mature trees were left untouched. Fourteen years later, the area could still be identified by the presence of cut stumps; considerable pine regeneration (330 trees/ha) was apparent as there had been no ongoing management.