Beech Thinning

Work has recently been carried out by our tenant, MSDC, to thin out a stand of Beeches up near the East Court Mansion.

The management plan, drawn up by an ecologist, recommended thinning this group of trees. The benefits being to enhance the ecosystem for insects as well as being good Arboricultural practice, opening up the canopy and increasing air flow. MSDC’s arboriculturist carefully chose specific trees for removal that will free up growing space for neighbouring trees to encourage growth through the mature, to veteran, and hopefully one day, ancient life, stage.