A walk around the dune areas of the Reserve and you may come across areas of Scot's regeneration. Difficult to see initially, once noticed they stick out like a sore thumb. We've been removing some of the smaller regeneration by hand pulling them. It is easy to clear an area of smaller pine and stop it taking hold any futher. This prevents the dunes from stabilising too much and turing into scrub and woodland. We leave the mother pines in place as they provide excellent habitat for migrant birds who use them as shelter and food.
Scots pine seedlings taking hold
Hand pulling is the most effective way of removing