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Drastic change for a better future

The change to the landscape looks extreme, but the approach we have taken will ensure Silk Wood’s future. The soil will need a couple of years to recover, after which we will be replanting with species specifically selected for their benefits to the woodland.

During this fallow period, we will be making plans for a large-scale community planting project, so watch this space…

Photo shows a woodland scene. The lower half of the photo is full of hazel trees as the understorey of the woodlands. The overstorey shows ash trees towering over the hazel, but where the hazel trees are full of leaves, the ash canopies are depleted of leaves, a clear indicator of ash dieback disease.