Forestry work is being carried out in some areas of the wood.
We are carrying out tree thinning and coppicing. This results in differing age structure of trees, providing a healthy mix of young, middle aged and old trees. The works will also let more light to the woodland floor, benefitting flowers and shrubs.
For safety reasons we’ll remove trees with ash dieback disease from paths/roads.
We’ll be felling and thinning conifers as part of our move towards growing more native trees. We will wait to see what natural regeneration follows this before possibly planting replacements such as oak.
We aim to demonstrate good forestry practice to other woodland owners, showing how it’s possible to manage a wood sustainably. We aim to minimise the impact on wildlife, hence the work is done in winter. However, this may result in some ruts and mud on paths.
The income from timber sales helps to cover the costs of this conservation work.
Please keep away from forestry operations & observe all safety instructions.
Large vehicles will be moving through the wood. Please keep away from big harvesting machines – the operator may not see or hear you and lumps of timber may fly for some distance from the machine.
The main work will be completed by the end of December. Please take care when visiting the wood during this important work.
Central Reserves Officer