Welcome to the news from the Trust
LLOYDS COPPICE TREE WORKS
Planning permission ref (TWC/2023/0835)
Following on from the public meeting at Coalbrookdale Community Centre in November 2022 and the subsequent woodland site visits, we have listened to people’s concerns and have decided to alter the scope of the works in Lloyds Coppice.
While there are tree safety benefits, the proposed tree works primarily aim to increase woodland biodiversity and resilience under the conditions of our Countryside Stewardship Grant.
Any comments on these works should now be submitted to the Planning Department at Telford & Wrekin Council.
This approach has been agreed between the staff and Trustees of the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust.
Severn Gorge Countryside Trust are currently seeking quotes for the supply of a bandsaw mill for processing timber.
The specification of the mill is
Power source 11Kw 400v electric
Log capacity 700mm x 4.8m
Mill to be supplied with loading ramps, 20 sawblades, electronic setworks, powered feed and powered de-barker.
Candidates will be chosen from a combination of price, spec of the system, and business suitability.
Applicants will have until 23 September 2023 to submit all relevant information to firstname.lastname@example.org
For any additional information or to discuss this opportunity please email email@example.com
On 28th April orchards across the nation are preparing to open their gates for Orchard Blossom Day. This new annual celebration of fruit trees, flowers and food launches across the UK and Europe on the last Friday of April. The Day is partly for the joy of celebrating orchards as magical places for the benefit of people and nature, places of a huge but dwindling variety of fruit trees and places in need of conservation across Britain and Europe. But it is also to raise awareness of local food production using more wildlife friendly methods.
Supported by the dozens of organisations that comprise the UK Orchard Network, this new Day will complement the hugely popular Apple Day events started by Common Ground in 1990 to celebrate the apple harvest in all its variety.
Find your local open orchard or discover more about heritage orchards at www.orchardnetwork.org.uk.
The Trust has two community Orchards; Woodside Orchard and Coalport Orchard, for more information please follow the link https://www.severngorge.org.uk/orchards/
Here you will find the directions to the Orchards together with some activities you can do.