Grey squirrels remain top threat to broadleaf woodland: 2021 survey results
Grey squirrels are still rated the number one threat to our broadleaf woodlands – ahead of diseases like Ash Dieback - according to the results of a survey of nearly 800 woodlands owners, land managers and other experts.
Grey Squirrels threatening our woodlands to tune of £1.1bn
A new report by some of England and Wales’s largest forestry organisations, estimates grey squirrels will cost the sector at least £1.1 billion over the next 40 years – in damaged timber, lost carbon revenue, and tree replacement.
Land devaluation and red tape put owners off planting new woodland
Results of a survey of members reveals support for woodland creation is tempered by concerns over availability of suitable land, loss of land value resulting from change of use to woodland and accessibility of long term grants to support capital investment and maintenance.