Bathscape Woodland Advisory Service

Bathscape Woodland Advisory Service

Bathscape Woodland Advisory Service

The Forest of Avon Trust has been commissioned to run the Bathscape Woodland Advisory Service as part of the Bathscape Scheme, launched in October 2018 to promote better management and use of the Bathscape, the beautiful natural landscape surrounding the historic city of Bath. 

We work with woodland owners across the Bathscape area to provide free advice and support to help owners manage their woodlands, ensuring their long-term vitality as a critical part of the unique Bathscape landscape. 

Woodlands: A Key Part of Bathscape

Bathscape Woodland Advisory Service

Our skilled advisors provide free advice to all woodland owners (large or small) within Bathscape. This ranges from a one-page summary report based on a remote discussion or site visit, through to a Forestry Commission Woodland Management Plan providing more detailed guidance on woodland management in to the future. In all cases we reflect landowner objectives, whilst setting out practical solutions to sustaining woodlands within this hugely important landscape. 

We can advise on managing ash dieback disease within your woodland and can pass you on to arboriculture professionals who can provide guidance on the risk posed by specific trees. 

It's all free so contact Anna Brunton by email here or call her on: 07929 310935.

Small grants may also be available to improve woodlands under the Bathscape Landscape Conservation grant scheme and Anna can advise on how to apply for these. 

Anna can also advise on the Forest of Avon's Defra backed Trees for Climate grant scheme which can provide 100% funding for a wide range of tree planting.  

We are recruiting for a Woodland Management Officer to support the Bathscape Woodland Advisory Service from March, details here.  

Background to Bathscape

Bathscape is funded by support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The World Heritage Enhancement Fund, Network Rail, Bath & North East Somerset Council and partner organisations, the Bathscape Scheme has received funding of £2.2 million to cover its many different activities over the next five years.

To help people in Bath to more closely connect with the landscape and the heritage around them, the Bathscape Scheme comprises 25 interconnected projects, under the key themes of exploring, restoring and learning. It will care for 80 hectares of woodland, 100 grasslands and 30 important viewpoints, will create 12 new flower-rich meadows and survey 10 important archaeological sites.

The Bathscape area

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