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Perrywood/Ironshill Inclosure, near Roundhills Campsite, due to start work in mid-August

Updated 23rd July 2020

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

The first phase of the work is expected to start in mid-August, we’ll be removing large conifer trees from an area on the western-side of Perrywood/Ironshill Inclosure. All native tree large trees and some non-natives will be retained along the boundary of the ride edge on the western-side of the former Inclosure. This area was previously thinned and this is the final felling operation to return the area back to open habitat. The second phase will be in an area on the eastern-side of the same inclosure that is currently fenced off to allow for the trees to naturally regenerate. We shall be removing the mature conifers from within this area and thinning out some of the younger trees to provide more light to those growing below their sheltering canopy. The long-term plan for this site is to remove the temporary fencing and establish a native woodland area with a mosaic of open habitats.

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.

Felling map