Woodland management plans are combination of multiple options to conserve the woodlands and to be precise to conserve the environment. Carried out by professional environmental engineers, these plans include tree constraints plan, tree survey and many other aspects of Arboricultural science that deals with the growth and maintenance of the trees, especially in urban areas. Whether to execute woodland management plans or not is solely dependent on whether you want to harness the piece of woodland that you got. The reason for harnessing and protecting is purely economical as woodlands are purely givers of many things that humans use in their daily lives. For example, woodland may give you crops of many types depending upon the nature of its land. Or game birds for commercial shoots or for that matter any other naturally bred thing that man may cash in on.
It is here that woodland management plans would come in and play a great role. It is said that if you do not want to harness the woodland for economic purposes, you do not need to have specific management plans for that piece of land. But, it is not always true. Isn't not to have any specific plans too is a plan? For, example, you need a woodland purely for the sake of its natural beauty and environmental value, then also, you need to have the help of environmental engineers who are sensitive enough to chart out a strategy for you keeping in mind your requirements and the state of the woodland.
The plans irrespective of their purposes may include removing competing species, controlling pests, predators and diseases, as well as ensuring adequate nutrition for the economic or precious species involved. No management is certainly an option, but it is never going to serve any purpose if you have got a fine piece of land. In U.K., it is true that every single wood land is influenced by human activities and therefore, woodland management plans are necessary for wildlife benefit or conservation. In order to carry out powerful and efficient management plans for woodland, it is important to carry out meaningful tree constraints plan and tree survey that helps architects and developers design the site in a constructive way. The reason why woodlands are given importance is because they are the sources of things that has provided essential materials for every day life in the country. For example, in pasture-type woodland, sheep and cattle would also be able to graze. Pigs would have their eat acorns and beech mast in the autumn. Therefore, from both the point of views, economical and environmental conservation, it is important to have effective woodland management plans.
Having said this, it would not be wrong to say that if we remove all the human activities from woodland, it would normally create dark and dense woods which are not trimmed and grown up uneven. Though, this too would prove to be a home to certain type of species, it would result in removal of certain species which require higher light levels or which require relatively neat and clean habitat and are interdependent upon other species.