Most UK bat species evolved to use trees as roosts, while many also forage in woodland. In addition, trees provide excellent commuting habitats. Sensitive and proactive woodland management can help protect bats as well as enhancing the habitat for bats and a host of other wildlife.

Because bats are so sensitive to light, heat and humidity, woodland managers need to consider the impact of operations in the vicinity of trees with roosts. Remember that bats and their roosts are all protected by law.

We’re delighted to be one of more than 40 organisations, from across all sectors of society, calling for a Charter for Trees, Woods and People.

Bats and woodland
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