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Recent UK Projects Trees for Life - Allt Na Muic Woodland Restoration Project Trees for Life - Glen Affric - Caledonian Forest restoration Woodland Trust - Woods on your doorstep - Tramlines, Springfield Copse and Wantley Dragon Wood  Save our Squirrels Save our Squirrels Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Mossland Restoration Project Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - The Blue Butterfly Scheme Wildlife Trust (BCNP) - Old Sulehay habitat protection Oxfordshire Woodland Project - Pruning workshop Butterfly Conservation - Grafton Wood Restoration - The Brown Hairstreak Butterfly The Woodland Trust - Woodland Creation in The Vale of Glamorgan Devon Wildlife Trust - Ash Moor habitat restoration Wiltshire Wildlife Trust - Blakehill airfield habitat restoration RSBP - House sparrows in schools Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust - Water Vole Conservation Project - London wetlands Centre Barnes Kent Wildlife Trust - Lydden and Temple Ewell Hedgerow project Dorset Wildlife Trust - Purchase of Winfrith Heath: SSSI Sussex Wildlife Trust - Ebernoe Common habitat protection Scottish Native Woods - Restoring and managing Riparian Woodlands

Scottish Native Woods

Argyll wood. Photo: © Scottish Native Woods

www.scottishnativewoods.org.uk

Restoring and managing Riparian Woodlands

Scottish Native Woods are an organisation pioneering working with local people to restore native woodlands in Scotland. Scotland's native woodlands have been reduced from covering about 75%, to around 2% of land area. These woodlands are a rich wildlife habitat, and support many threatened species, such as red squirrel, black grouse and pearl bordered fritillary butterfly. In all 127 woods involving over 10,000 acres are now being restored by the organisation. Restore UK have supported their work on Riparian woodlands (those growing alongside rivers, burns and lochs). Their value for nature conservation and landscape are exceptional; most importantly they are often the only native woodands remaining in upland landscapes and therefore the last refuge for regional woodland species. They play a crucial role in helping maintain the health and productivity of lochs and burns; they protect river banks control erosion, capture and recycle mineral nutrients and increase biodiversity

http://www.restoreuk.org/projectsuk.php?prj=66

Of all the trees that grow so fair,
Old England to adorn,
Greater are none beneath the Sun,
Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

Rudyard Kipling
A Tree Song