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Trees and woodlands

Trees and woodlands

The North Pennines AONB Partnership works with landowners and land managers across the AONB and beyond to improve the area of woodland cover, by creating new woodland and managing existing woods.

Woodland habitat is desirable for wildlife, recreation and timber production.  It is also increasingly being recognised that woodlands offer environmental services such as flood reduction downstream and they store carbon which helps in the fight against climate change.

The North Pennines AONB Partnership can:

  • offer support with applications for new woodland planting
  • write plans for existing woodlands
  • advise on the range of grants available and how they may best apply to your objectives and requirements

In County Durham, the work is funded by Durham County Council as part of the Durham Woodland Revival project. This support is available beyond the boundary of the North Pennines AONB. Please see the map (link in right hand menu) for more information about the area that is covered.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of better management of new and existing woods, please contact the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Woodland Officer, Ben Scotting on ben@northpenninesaonb.org.uk.

Read more about the actions for trees and woodlands outlined in the North Pennines AONB Management Plan for 2019-2024.

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