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Ballogie’s Long Term Forest Plan Renewal 2023-2034

We are in the process of renewing our Long-Term Forest Plan and would like to invite your comments on our proposals. 

The consultation period runs until 11th Jan 2023. **CONSULTATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED**


  • Economic Viability: Maintain a regular and positive income from the forest resource as a whole
  • Quality: Produce sustainable and quality timber products.
  • Resilience: Restructure and build woodland resilience to climate change through addressing skewed age class and diversifying species composition.
  • Biodiversity: Maintain and enhance wildlife habitats
  • Community: Maintain low key access throughout suitable areas of the estate woodlands.
  • Training: Incorporate staff development and training programme


  • Fulfil all legal and contractual obligations committed to within the plan period.
  • Grow and regularly harvest quality woodland products.
  • Manage the woodlands in accordance with the UK Woodland Assurance Scheme (UKWAS) and The UK Forestry Standard (UKFS)
  • Address the skewed age-class of the commercial woodlands.
  • Explore opportunities for new areas of planting.
  • Diversify the species composition slightly away from Scots Pine dominance.
  • Explore different CCF/LISS management options to restructure woodlands where NR has been traditionally practiced but not had productive results. Alongside Clear-felling and restocking where appropriate.
  • Maintain native pinewood areas. Continue NR in Lamahip.
  • Continue NR in Scots pine compartments where NR has had success.
  • Maintain character of landscape retention smaller woodlands.
  • Deer control – improve deer lawns and forest tracks, renew our fencing strategy, initiate a bracken management plan.
  • Fire control- Update fire control plans, Cooperation with Birse Parish Deer Management Group, create and/or revive firebreaks in woodland.
  • Explore opportunities in biosecurity and climate mitigation e.g tree nursery.
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