Standing deadwood was also cut down on the site. Deadwood piles were created as habitat for saproxylic invertebrates (left). These comprise an important and often overlooked habitat. However, the value of standing deadwood should also not be underestimated. Standing deadwood rots slower and is more exposed to the sunny aspects needed by some of the species associated with this habitat. The dead willows on site had evidence of saproxylic use, including Hymenoptera burrows, in the sun exposed areas of the deadwood prior to being cut down (right). © Stuart Connop