Case Study: Wicken Wood
Nicholsons’ Forestry team have recently undertaken management of Wicken Wood, located near Buckingham. The woodland had become overgrown and badly squirrel damaged and the ash trees present throughout the woodland have been infected with Ash Dieback. The work to be undertaken will bring huge ecological benefits by enhancing habitats for a wide range of plants and animals.
The planting of 16,000 Native Broad-leaved trees shall further enhance and diversify the environment. Sequestration of Carbon is so crucial today and, by the age of 10 years, these trees will have each absorbed around 4kg of Carbon from the atmosphere.
This video explains the work that Nicholsons are undertaking, and the benefits that it brings the woodland area.
Nicholsons are able to assist in identifying appropriate schemes that may be available to clients. We can undertake the whole grant application process, taking on the work necessary to obtain grant aid and subsequent compliance
This grant is available to owners of woodlands that are 3 hectares or greater in size, who do not already have a plan in place which meets the UK Forestry Standard. The grant provides a minimum payment of £1000 for a 3+ hectare scheme, with rates of £20 per hectare for larger schemes up to 100 hectares, and £10 thereafter. It supports the preparation of a UK Forestry Standard compliant plan, and once approved will provide 10 years of felling approvals as well as access to other eligible grant support.