If conifer plantations were to be clear-felled
, 36% of respondents favoured replanting the land with a mixture of conifers and broadleaf trees.
It is therefore inevitable that all the trees in the photograph of Cefn Du (and more off-picture to the west) will be clear-felled to raise the retail value of the electrical power from this 27-turbine ``farm'' from pounds 15 to pounds 20 per minute.
An additional 500 acres of clear-felling will enhance wind-flow into the periphery of turbine arrays, so the total clear-felled area required for 100 turbines will be approximately 3, 500 acres.
A small colony live in Kielder Forest, adapting their usual habitat needs by sheltering in large clear-felled
sites, where they find insects and berries to eat.
areas, weed and sedge species occurred more frequently than on wildfire sites and silver wattle was much more abundant.
And one farm was considering an imaginative scheme for ``continuous cover'' forest management, under which small blocks of commercial woodland are felled over harvesting cycles of many years, avoiding the unsightliness of large clear-felled
areas and limiting disturbance to forest wildlife.
We compared the genetic diversity of silvertop ash on unharvested control plots with that of new stands of saplings on three pairs of clear-felled
sites,' he says.
It looked as though the ancient broad-leaf woods around the ruins of the ancient capital of the Kings of South Wales would be clear-felled
and replanted with conifers.