MOOR TREES

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Moor Trees

Country

England

Current land designations

(Dartmoor land designations): AONB, ESA

Specific location

Dartmoor

Year rewilding started

1999

Grid reference

SX576808

Location

Latitude: 50 36 35 N Longitude: 04 00 46 W

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: Private landowners

Management: Moor Trees works in partnership with private landowners within Dartmoor and is currently managing nine different planting sites within

Area under rewilding (hectares)

30ha

Project funding

Largely grant and trust funding (e.g. Woodland grant scheme, FC), Moor Trees membership fees (approx 10%), Charitable donations for tree designations etc (approx 10%)

Rewilding methods

Tree planting: Local provenance trees grown from locally collected seeds to maintain gene pools. Random planting to mimic nature, with five year maintenance programme

Habitats present

(Dartmoor): Woodland habitats, blanket bogs, Raised bogs, Valley bogs, Feather bed bogs

Target species

Tree species indigenous to the locality and to the UK (50% Oak)

Species reintroductions

Considering the reintroduction of Aspen

Access to the area

Open public access (twenty year environmental agreement with private landowners)

Links to further information

Moor Trees: www.moortrees.org/index.html

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