Kings Copse, near Holbury, starts on 6 September 2021

Updated 12th November 2021

All of our forestry activities are part of a carefully managed programme and are carried out in accordance with the required permissions.

We’ll be removing conifer trees from an area on the edge of the Inclosure. Some of this area was previously thinned and this is the final felling operation to return an area of conifer plantation back to open habitat. There will be two phases of the work, starting on 6 September for 3-4 weeks, thinning out some of the younger trees within the Inclosure to provide more light to those growing below their sheltering canopy. The final phase starts on 8 November, for a further 3-4 weeks, when we'll be removing conifers along the northern boundary of the woodland.

Although the area will remain open during the felling operations, people are being urged to pay attention to safety signs and some paths will be temporarily closed to allow access for the machinery.

All trees cleared will be used for regional timber supplies. Providing home-grown timber is good news for people, for business and for the environment – and as a not-for-profit organisation, every penny generated through felling trees is reinvested to help protect and improve our forests.

The work is planned using our approved ‘Forest Plan’ and you can send your comments to southern.enquiries@forestryengland.uk.