Following the storm of October 1987, K.T.N.C. was contracted by N.C.C. to set up and record, permanently marked relocatable transects through selected areas of storm damaged woodland within areas designated as non-intervention zones. The main purpose being to provide base line recording for future studies on the stand scale (level 3 . ) at the selected sites. The work was carried out by D.N.Hutton.
This survey was a follow-up to that carried out by D.N.Hutton in 1988. Selected lengths of the transects have been resurveyed using the same method, the objective being to monitor changes in the woodland structure.