Using coppiced remains to create thriving habitat for invertebrates

The Royal Dublin Golf Club

Ireland

Written by: Chris Greely

Every year, our plant management practices generate a significant amount of branches that would typically be removed from the site. However, this year, we have made a conscious decision to repurpose these remnants and create a natural habitat for local wildlife species. This habitat specifically caters to a variety of deadwood insect species, which happen to be among the most endangered invertebrates in Europe due to the declining availability of dead and decaying wood.

By adopting this approach, our goal is to boost the population of local invertebrate species on the course. We recognise the importance of providing suitable environments for these threatened insects to thrive. Through the incorporation of this method, we aim to address the habitat loss issue they face and contribute to the preservation of their populations.

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