The Woodland Survey has been conducted in 1971, 2002 and 2020 at 103 broad-leaved sites plus 27 native Scottish pinewood sites. The survey uses standardised ecological field survey methods, now aided by online tools and apps for smartphones and tablets, to measure woodland attributes such as: trees species and canopy; under-storey vegetation (shrubs, ground flora); soils; and woodland management across England, Wales and Scotland.
The first Woodland Survey was conducted in 1971 then repeated in 2002 and 2020.
The British Woodland Survey is unique for its focus on Ancient Woodland and for providing the longest record of change for trees, shrubs, ground flora, soils and woodland management across Great Britain.
Partners in the British Woodland Survey include: Woodland Trust; Defra-Natural England; Natural Resources Wales; National Trust; Forestry Commission.
Woodland Survey data are freely available to external collaborators via the UKCEH Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC). Woodland Survey sites can be accessed by visiting scientists subject to permission.
The Woodland Survey covers 130 sites across England, Wales and Scotland.
The British Woodland Survey is funded by: Woodland Trust; Peoples Postcode Lottery; and partners in the survey.
Woodland Survey users include: Defra-Natural England; UKCEH scientists; and external researchers.
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