Woodland, woodland edges and small trees/scrub
- Fire spreading into these areas can be damaging.
- Areas of native oak, tree birches, aspen, Scots pine, or willow are of particular value and should not be burned unless part of a woodland management plan.
- Burning juniper bushes will be damaging as the bushes will not resprout after burning.
- Management may take place adjacent to woodland areas to maintain important open habitats or to create the seedbed conditions suitable for native woodland regeneration.
- Fire does not control bracken, and burning is likely to promote bracken expansion.
- Bracken should be controlled using other techniques.
- See the bracken control website brackencontrol.co.uk
Areas of tall and old heather
- It is important to keep a mosaic of old and young heather to benefit the widest range of wildlife, including insects.
- Old heather is also important for some nesting bird species.