|Areas of work|
Starting tomorrow, thinning out of trees and coppicing is beginning in three areas – the Water Catcher, Flint Heap and Upper Lodges Wood.
No memorial trees will be affected by this work.
Access to these areas will be restricted between 8am and 4pm for periods of between one to three days, while work is carried out.
The work is part of the council’s Stanmer Woodland Management Plan, which was approved by the Forestry Commission following citywide consultation earlier this year.
The plan aims to:
- maintain and preserve open access
- build resilience against Ash Dieback and other diseases and ensure existing woodland cover is maintained
- increase biodiversity and protect nationally and locally rare flora and fauna
- produce semi commercial timber extraction of coppice products, wood fuel and timber.
The work is being managed by Pryor and Rikett, a Lewes based forest management company.