Bat boxes and translocated feature

Soft Felling and Translocating Bat Roosts in Trees

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Soft felling. What is it? Does it work? Is it worth it?

Download Jim’s article from issue 89 (Sept 2015) of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) quaterly magazine, In Practice.

“There is a risk that some of the terminology used routinely by ecologists is unclear to contractors and others tasked with carrying out practical habitat management. This could lead to delays, incorrect work and ecological damage. This is discussed in the context of soft felling of trees where potential roost features need to be protected through translocation of tree sections to receptor trees.

To provide meaningful recommendations in relation to soft felling, ecologists need to ensure that we are understood, that we understand what we are asking arboricultural contractors to undertake and the financial implications this work has for the client.

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