Aims & Objectives

Aim

We aim to manage this beautiful woodland, which comprises a mixture of ancient semi natural and secondary woodland and some grassland, to find a good balance of uses with an emphasis on education and conservation, within the terms of the Tree Preservation Order TPO. This will encompass managing the site in a sustainable way for the future, generating a small income and hopefully some grant aid. This will help fund management operations, increasing biodiversity, accessibility and amenities.

Objectives

      • To create a manageable survey system for the site as a whole. We will be using tags to number the trees and the list of species from the GWT as the basis for the survey.
      • To grow from seeds or cuttings indigenous species of wildflowers, plants, shrubs and trees on site to increase stocks of particular species to maximise the diversity for the benefit of wildlife.

      • To maintain levels and diversity of invertebrates and fungi by retention and creation of dead standing timber and creating a number of habitat piles.

      • To broadly maintain the existing proportions of woodland and grassland on the site as a whole.

      • To work towards clearing the site of accumulated rubbish through clearance, and by engaging with the local community to discourage further rubbish

      • To continue to build good relationships with our woodland neighbours.

      • To provide educational opportunities through Forest School activities and woodland open days

      • To offer a range of woodland events to engage local community involvement