Winter Woodland Management

 

Despite the recent snowy conditions, this years winter programme of woodland management has been on-going in February and early March. MSDC’s contractors have been concentrating on the area known as the “scout land” which is bordered by houses in Pegasus Way, Fulmar Drive, Lancaster Drive and Hillary Close. The woodland here has been neglected for many decades and in the first instance the work is concentrating on dead, dying, and dangerous trees. There has also been an opportunity to create more open areas by coppicing and this will encourage more species to thrive in the areas with increased sunlight.