Felling and Thinning
Due to recent neglect, much of the woodland had been squirrel damaged, had been over taken with broadleaved scrub particularly willow and is also suffering from ash die-back.
We had to do some serious works so clear felling of the worst areas began.
Once the felling is complete all the scrub trees will be harvested from site and turned into chipwood for fuel, firewood and saw logs.
Change can be difficult to accept when woodland shave not been managed for a while. we have erected gates, stiles and signage. We have reacted to locals concerns and have established the ‘’Friends of Wicken Wood’’ (FoWW )with a special page on the Nicholsons website. Picture and comments from the FoWW van be posted once approved.
We at Nicholsons welcome the interaction of the local community.
This is where we are at
Once the felling is complete and fences have been erected to exclude deer, the planting of mixed native broadleaves including oak, lime, alder and wild service tree will commence