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Woodland Planting

The following sections give guidance on site selection, woodland design, species selection and origins for seeds and plant stock for County Durham.


A guide to tree planting techniques can be downloaded below in PDF format.

Tree Planting (PDF, 216kb)

Further Information

The Forestry Commission has published guidance on creating new woodlands as part of The UK Forestry Standard (Standard Notes 2, 3 and 6) together with a wide range of publications on woodland design and establishment. Many of these can be downloaded from the Forestry Commission website.