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Landscape Advice Note: The Treatment of Dead Wood in Historic Parks and Gardens

This Landscape Advice Note looks at how dead wood can be integrated in the presentation of historic parks and gardens that is

  • in keeping with the aesthetics of the landscape design; and
  • beneficial for wildlife.

The Note also briefly considers duties of care to people, property and livestock.


  • Introduction
  • What is dead wood?
  • Treatment of dead wood in parks and gardens
  • Opportunities to integrate dead wood as habitat
  • Archaeological features
  • Site safety and access
  • A conservation management plan policy example
  • References and web sites

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51670


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