Craigarestie & Brown Hill | Woodlands | G82 2SG
How to identify a Woodland? A woodland is a habitat where trees are the dominant plant form. The individual tree canopies usually overlap and interconnect, often forming a continuous canopy which shades the ground to varying degrees. However, woodlands are not just trees, depending on how much light reaches the ground through the tree canopy, there will be a vast variety of other plants. These plants include mosses, ferns, and lichens as well as small flowering herbs, grasses and shrubs. The different types of plants will encourage different types of animals ranging from herbivores to carnivores. The rotting wood and decaying leaf litter offer an alternative food source for a large variety of invertebrates and the quantity of dead organic material provide the ideal habitat for fungi and bacteria to flourish. Craigarestie & Brown Hill is only one of the many woodlands that can be found in West Dunbartonshire.
448Ha located in Milton, adjacent to the Langcraigs, part of the Crags Circular Path.
Largely conifer plantation but retaining viable areas of wet heath and dry heath, some on steep rocky slopes.
The area is made from small Lochs and is 80% covered by Conifers.
The Forestry Commission believes that Conifers should be cleared from within 30m of Lochs and watercourses.