Wentwood East – Thinning

Closed 31 Mar 2024

Opened 14 Sep 2023


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What work will take place?

Forest thinning operations are due to begin shortly.

The woodland is designated as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS). The objective of the operation is to restore the woodland back to ancient woodland.

The thinning of the conifer trees within the woodland will create space and increasing light levels to promote natural regeneration in the understory.

Why do we thin trees?

Once an area of trees has matured to a certain size, they begin to compete with one another for nutrients, water, and light.

Thinning the trees out helps to reduce this competition and allows us to remove unhealthy trees and those that are not growing well.

This is one of the most beneficial activities that can be done for a growing forest and is a vital part of the forest cycle.

Find out more about how we look after our forests:  Lifecycle of our Forests and Woodlands 

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