Protecting and enhancing the trees and woodlands of the national park is of global importance for nature. Not only can our trees help us to expand habitat networks and improve conservation efforts at a local level, they can also help us more widely to mitigate against climate change and contribute to a thriving rural economy.
Our draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy sets out our vision for how trees and woodlands in Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park are to be protected and enhanced over the next twenty years. The strategy will guide woodland enhancement and creation within the National Park to help meet important local and national targets that will deliver wider social and economic benefits, such as increasing the number of forestry sector jobs and encouraging community management or ownership of woodland.
Public consultation on our draft strategy is open from Monday 8th April until 5pm on Monday 3rd June 2019.
We encourage everyone with an interest in trees and woodlands to have their say and help us to shape the future of forestry within the National Park.
Please read the draft strategy document in full before you submit your response before 3rd June 2019. Please read the instructions carefully on our online consultation system.
Our interactive online map allows you to view the map data included in the draft strategy in more detail.
These documents explain in more detail how the requirements of the strategy can be met.
The appendices will aid your understanding and usage of the strategy document.
The Landscape Capacity Study examines the capacity of varied landscapes within the National Park to accommodate new woodland creation.
Printed copies of the Trees and Woodland Strategy are available for reference at:
If there are any comments you’d like to make about the statutory documents provided below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org