frequently asked questions

here you will find all the answers to you questions about wildlife conservation

  1. Why conserve wildlife?
  2. Why do we need trees?
  3. What is the most valuable species to conserve?
  4. Why is our landscape like it is today ?
  5. Why do we need to look after nature ?
  6. How can I get involved in conservation work?
  7. What is Biodiversity and a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) ?


Why do we need trees?

  • To provide a vital habitat for wildlife. A native hedge plays a part in the survival of butterflies, moths, dormice, hedgehogs, birds, insects and bats.
  • Trees and shrubs can be educational. Many schools are now developing nature areas which in turn is making the next generation more aware of the environment
  • To suppress noise pollution, an ever increasing problem in urban environments.
  • Landscape and aesthetic value, can enhance an otherwise unattractive building or site.
  • Timber or fruit production. This does not have to conflict with conservation issues, with careful management, replacement and natural regeneration more aware of their environment.
  • To stabilise soil (e.g. hills and riverbanks), where trees have been felled on steep banks, soil erodes and with the absence of trees causes whole banks of soil to wash away. Trees can also protect soil from hot weather, preventing it to dry out too quickly.
  • To act as a windbreak, shelter belt and visual screen.
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