We are advocates for actively managing wildlife habitats for biodiversity. Sustainable woodland management can help secure the long term future of woodlands. One of the biggest threats to our woodlands is the decision not to manage them. We manage our woodlands by carrying out cyclical felling, thinning and coppicing of trees, to provide the right mix of trees that are of different ages and sizes. Doing this helps attract a bigger range of wildlife, and will also ensure the woodland is more resilient to pests, diseases, and climate change.

Whilst woodland management can appear destructive, cause temporary inconvenience, and hamper accessibility, the woodland soon recovers. Woodland management is mainly done outside the bird nesting, but will be dependent on weather and ground conditions. During these works the contractors will avoid using the path network wherever possible, and any areas that are disturbed will be repaired before works are completed in advance of the bird nesting season beginning.

For further information on woodland management please visit the Woodland Trust website that describes thinning woodlands, coppicing, pruning and pollarding within woodlands.