Modern forests for refreshed landscapes

Forestry is a long-term business and the sins of past policy and practice are very much visited on us today. Those creations of the 1970s and 1980s are what people see in our landscapes now, but the way we plant and manage forests is very different today.

Where the forest or woodland is visible or important in a landscape it should be designed so that it relates to the character of the surrounding landscape (see landscape design principles in the UKFS guidelines on forests and landscapes)

(taken from FC Design techniques for forest management planning)