Hear from experts how woodland management and forestry operations can influence grey squirrel damage to young trees, and what effective grey squirrel management looks like. Charles Dutton discusses the issues of grey squirrel bark stripping and the ways management activities can alter impacts. Graeme McVittie reviews woodland activities in Exmoor National Park and grey squirrel management to protect tree health.
Charles Dutton is an independent forestry consultant who has worked in the sector since the 1980s. His various specialisms include effective management of grey squirrels and damage prediction, and timber harvesting in red squirrel areas. He is a member of the UK Squirrel Accord Knowledge Exchange & Woodland Management Subcommittee and is contributing to development of best practice guidance for forestry operations in red squirrel areas in England. Charles is also a founding Trustee and Director of the European Squirrel Initiative, and previously of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust.
Graeme McVittie is the Senior Conservation Officer for woodlands at Exmoor National Park (ENP). His expertise was recently highlighted in the All-England Woodland Resilience Awards 2021. ENP's Moor Wood was highly commended in the existing woodland category thanks to the innovative work by Graeme and his team.
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