Develop a Woodlot for Fuel and for Wildlife Habitat

Woodlots are generally defined to be smaller-scale timber plantations established on private farms, often for the purpose of providing the landholder with a supply of firewood. Trees chosen for the purpose may be native species or exotic species, with the ability to coppice (reshoot new growth) from cut stumps. With a little planning and the right approach, a native species woodlot will offer the landholder both a sustainable supply of firewood and a place of valuable habitat for local wildlife.

Click here to view the landcare field guide Develop a Woodlot for Fuel and for Wildlife Habitat.

This guide is just one in a series of practical guides for implementing on-ground landcare. These guides were originally published in the printed form, as an A4 trifold, and are now available on the Landcare Share Centre for downloading, and printing if required.

Why Neerim and District Landcare Group  developed this resource:

This resource was developed to increase land manager awarness of the sort of projects they might look to undertake on their own properties to improve land management and biodiversity outcomes. It has been included in landowner welcome packs and is made available as a handout at local events.

Source material is available so groups can edit and print their own modified version:

For groups that would like to re-brand and issue their own version the original Publisher files are available by contacting  Turn on Javascript! of the Neerim and District Landcare Group.

The list of resources developed in the series include:

The Landcare Share Centre is grassroots Landcare supporting grassroots Landcare

The Share Centre is a service provided by Landcare Victoria Incorporated (LVI)