Hierarchy of Localness

Decidious forest at autumn(1 being most desirable)

1. Local Origin by Natural Area – Seed of researched local origin, sourced from an (ideally) FC registered woodland within the same Natural Area as planting is taking place.

2. Local Origin by Seed Zone – Seed of researched local origin sourced from an (ideally) FC registered woodland within the same FC seed zone as planting is taking place.

3. Local Provenance – Seed sourced from within the same Natural Area or FC seed Zone as planting is taking place, but not of researched origin.

4. UK Provenance – Seed sourced within the UK.