Most of the trees at Beechbrae are 16 years old and are just reaching the stage where the tree canopy is beginning to form. This is an important stage in the woodland creation as it leads to blocked light to the ground making the grasses die back and the types of plants in the undergrowth will begin to change.
There are many points of access to the woodland as well as several public rights of way and walking paths.
The woodland is also located south of Blawhorn Moss (SSE) which means that the woodland has a significant water problem in general, but especially west of the orchard. The trees are roughly a 60/40 mix of broadleaf (60%) and conifer (40%) of any type of tree you can imagine growing in Scotland (Ash, Alder, Elm, Oak, Hazel, Hawthorn, Cherry, Rowan, Sycamore, Beech, Scots pine, Larch and Sitka Spruce & more).