Swaffham Woods (c) FSC UK / Nick Ford
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Ardura Acorns and the Grove of the Holly

Meet the community restoring their temperate rainforest for biodiversity and recreation

General Manager, Moray Finch's enthusiasm for the ecological restoration of Ardura and the diverse benefits the forest is delivering, is infectious.

Ardura is known in Gaelic as “Doire a’ Chuilinn”, which translates as “The Grove of the Holly”, and the forest still supports a few ancient hollies and gnarled old oaks, remnants of native ancient Atlantic woodland and its associated flora (also known as temperate rainforest).

Historically, holly and oak were the predominant species, but much of the woodlands were cleared in the 1960s to make way for non-native commercial plantations. Following their decision to fell the plantations and restore the woodland, Moray and his dedicated volunteers uproot self-seeded, non-native conifers and plant locally-sourced native saplings in their place. 

FSC in Practice

Case studies from FSC licence holders

Many different types of organisations use the FSC system to source and sell products that support responsible forestry.

Read about forest managers working to balance biodiversity, FSC-certified tools for gardening and artistic expression, forest-friendly fashion, innovative packaging, greeting cards, wellington boots, hairbrushes and more in our archive of case studies from FSC certificate holders and FSC promotional licence holders working in the UK.

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