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1

Name the factors

-Choices of species
-Method of restocking
-Type of land
-Site preparation
-Protection
-Labor
-Stocking density
-Size of tree
-Future management

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Choices of species

-The site and silvicultural characters
-Owners objectives - timber production and financial returns (conifers e.g pines, spruces, firs, larches) OR habitat and biodiversity (deciduous broadleaves e.g. oak, beech, ash, birch, wild cherry)

3

Method of restocking

-The woodland can either be:
REPLANTED - lines, blocks or randomly - can be done by notch/silt (small scale) or pit planting // mechanical planting (large scale)
NATURAL REGENERATION - lower in cost but requires greater skill and greater subsequent management

4

Type of land

- Soil pH and moisture may influence what species will succeed
-Agricultural land / rough land / reclamation area

5

Site preparation

-Drainage and cultivation
-Subsoil
-Scarify
-Weed control

6

Protection

-fencing (for larger areas)
-tree shelters (individual protection = 25-75p per tree)
-Culling and managing pests

7

Size of trees

-Whips or full grown in nursery?

8

Future maintenance

-Weeding (year 0-4)
-‘Beating up’ = walking around site, checking what is dead or damaged and what needs to be restocked (year 1-2)
-Site maintenance = fences, rides, ditches (year 0-10)
-Formative pruning = broadleaved species (year 5-10)
-Grey squirrel control (year 10-40)
-Brashing (year 15-20)
-Thinning (15+)
-Hugh pruning (15+)

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Labour

-Cost of work
-Can affect stocking density