Gordon Community Woodland project

Gordon, Scottish Borders, TD3 6JQ

The site

Gordon is a small Borders village with a large community woodland of over 200 acres, almost all mixed broadleaves. It’s a lot for a small community group to look after so New Caledonian Woodlands is very pleased to be able to give them a hand.

The wood has a pond, a cabin, a river, old burial mounds and a disused railway line as well as lots of trees, so there’s something for everyone and a lot to do.

The project

Project work will include a range of woodland management tasks, including the pruning and coppicing of an area for fuelwood. This work, while benefiting the woodland by creating a healthier structure of plants, is also an activity which fits well with our climate change agenda by reducing dependence of fossil fuels and so is a great example of true sustainable development. As such, as well as being a project that enriches biodiversity by creating a more diverse woodland ecosystem, this project offers an opportunity to learn about how woodlands can play a valuable role in tackling climate change.

 

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Gordon cabin

New Caledonian Woodlands is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC043960. New Caledonian Woodlands, The Old Paperweight Factory, Muthill Road, Crieff, PH7 4HQ.