Proposed Woodland Management Works
Proposed Woodland Management Works
What work is being planned?
Over the next two years the Trust will be carrrying out woodland management works at several of the sites it is responsible for.
If you would like to know more about the proposed works and the reasons for doing them please download the following presentations:
Videos of squirrel damage in Beech trees in Dale Coppice
The following link shows videos of squirrel damage in 5 of the large beech trees in Dale Coppice.
If you have any questions regarding the proposed works please email Nathan Morris, Head of Countryside at firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodland Management Plan
Forestry Commission Approved Woodland Management Plan
Before any woodland mangement works can be undertaken, the Trust has had to complete a woodland management plan that goes out to statutory consultation before being approved by the Forestry Commission.
To read the Trust’s Woodland Management Plan, please follow the link:
This link provides information on the ecological value and management of rides, roadsides and edge habitats. Part One describes the ecology of edges and open areas. It looks at their value in both semi-natural and plantation woodland, and discusses the influences of light and microclimate, vegetation succession and wildlife. Part Two provides a guide to edge management options, including practical advice on strategy, design, maintenance of vegetation zones and monitoring.
The impact of Light in Woodlands
Why is this important?
The following link is to a paper written by Russell Rowley, CEO SGCT and the late Rodney Helliwell, pioneering arboriculturist, silviculturist and forest scientist who pioneered new ways to manage and value trees and woodlands in Britain. In forestry, Rodney made significant and enduring contributions in several areas of tree, woodland and landscape management. But it was his championing of “Continuous Cover Forestry” (CCF), a term he was instrumental in defining and promoting, that will stand perhaps as his greatest legacy in the field. Early in his career he identified the need to see woodlands as ecosystems that deliver multiple values and benefits. By maintaining a continuous woodland canopy and avoiding clearings he saw an opportunity to manage the woodland resource in a more sustainable and nature-oriented manner. In many ways his ideas on ecosystems and benefits were a trigger for later widely accepted ideas of defining “ecosytem services”.
Help us tackle climate change
There are many ways in which you can help us tackle climate change. Why not become a volunteer with the Trust and help us to care for the landscape and the wildlife that depend on them. You could leave a gift in your will or give a donation to help us continue to care for the living landscape of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
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,...
We are holding our FREE Annual Open Evening on Wednesday 26 July from 7-9pm at the Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley. Come along to learn more about the work of the Trust and enjoy a talk by our guest speaker, local ecologist, John Handley who will be giving a talk on the...
DALE COPPICE TREE SAFETY WORKS Planning permission ref TWC/2023/0333 Following on from the public meeting at Coalbrookdale Community Centre in November 2022 and the subsequent woodland site visit, we have listened to people’s concerns and have decided to change the...