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Woodland Management

Tuesday, November 26th 2019

Over time, many trees have come to the end of their lives in the conifer woodland. This is often after a storm or when they have become diseased. The tree trunks have been cut up and made into log piles to create a habitat for invertebrates, amphibians, small mammals and sometimes birds. After several years they become covered in moss and are beautiful features of the woodland.

This pile was created around ten years ago!

Whilst checking the woodland for dangerous trees, it was noticed that due to the saturated land lots of conifes have rotted at ground level and had become unsafe. This photograph shows just how wet the woodland floor is.

Staff and volunteers felled the dead firs to make the area safe again. Brash was burned as if left it will become a fire risk and the bigger logs were made into new habitat piles. 


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