Woodland ecosystems can be soem of the most diverse in the country. The variety, condition and location of trees, woodlands and hedges all contribute towards the biodiversity value of the ecosystem. The Clyde Valley is home to some of Scotland's finest ancient semi-natural woodland and the uplands of South Lanarkshire are home to rarer tree species such as aspen and juniper. Our conifer woodlands also opportunitites for wildlife, including invertebrates and fungi.

To learn more about woodland ecosystems in South Lanarkshire, including the services they provide, distribution maps, threats and the actions which the South Lanarkshire Biodiversity Partnership is taking to conserve and enhance them, please see the Woodland Ecosystem Plan.