Welcome to the MSAG Best Practice Guidance notes!
In response to the growing interest in expanding woodland uphill and into the treeline ecotone, MSAG have produced a suite of five Guidance Notes (BPGs) to help answer some of the questions that arise when contemplating safeguarding or expanding woodland and scrub at higher altitudes. Each BPG is available as a PDF download and the suite is made up of the following:
Don’t miss the Species Identification Guide to aid those collecting propagation material while willows and birches are leafless.
The texts for the BPGs have been written collectively by all members of the MSAG, with particular input as follows:
Photographs and illustrations were provided by:
The MSAG are very grateful to Highland Birchwoods and the Heritage Lottery Fund for providing the resources to produce the BPGs through the Mountain Woodland Project.
The BPGs were edited and produced by Diana Gilbert and Phil Baarda, with layout and design by Iain Sarjeant.