Two elements of woodland management are about to take place:
Combined Operations Wood
Coppicing in accordance with the management plan for Combined Operations Wood limited to a small patch (approx. 20mx20m). It is expected that this will greatly enhance the biodiversity of the wood as we progress with a rolling programme of further coppicing each year. The cut wood will be corded and left on site to rot providing an improved habitat for beetles and other insects. Over time this ought to be beneficial for native birds.
We expect the coppiced stumps to recover vigorously next summer as they would have done in a traditional woodland rotation. We also hope that this work will allow in more light which should improve conditions for ground flora.
This work will not affect the paths through the wood or the BMX tracks.
The work here is simply to clear storm damaged trees where they block the paths. Again what can’t be used will also be left on the woodland floor for the same ecological reasons.