Mardyke Woods before clearing
Tree Clearing
Tree Clearing
Tree Clearing

Activity: To clear the under-story of the woodland. Removing Sycamore, coppicing old Hazel stools, clearing fallen and dead timber.

Aim: To help rejuvenate the woodland be giving more space to the standing trees and let in more light.

Who benefits: This is a much used local amenity and opening up the woodland (especially the paths) makes it less foreboding. The wood becomes more healthy and a more pleasant place  to walk.The trees that are left have space to grow.The coppiced stools will sprout up with new growth.

Working for: The Forestry Commission who had contractors clear the large dead trees.

When: 5 days in November 2015 and 3 days in December 2015.

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