Managing the Community Woodland

The forest that the community bought in 2015 was an even-aged commercial plantation.  It had some areas of high-quality timber, as well as some native woodland. It is classified as a Plantation on Ancient Woodland Site (PAWS), and still retains many ancient woodland features throughout.

 

In 2017 we commissioned a 20 year Forest Plan detailing how we will manage it. The plan sets out a gradual process to change it from even-aged trees to a more natural forest structure.  We will keep some areas of productive timber for construction, and restore other areas of native woodland.