Wooplaw Community Woodland Workshop, August 2007

Woodlands for people

"The wood that stays is the wood that pays."

The more products and services, the more highly regarded the wood will be in the local community: "The woodlands which survive are those which are of value, are worked. This is a small country; there's no value to wildwood. People are as much part of the ecology as birds."

But "value" means many different things: "Community woodlands range from a working forest to one hectare by a town; all are valued." Some community woodlands come from "development pressure. People just want the trees to be there."

What woodlands provide

Woodlands can provide products and services of benefit to the local community: