CURRENT OPERATIONS

Pea Cross Wood, Yarcombe.

The Larch within this woodland are subject to a Statutory Plant Heath Notice (SPHN) issued by the Forestry Commission due to the presence of Phytophthora ramorum. This notice requires that the Larch within this wood need to be felled to try and limit the spread of this highly destructive algae like organism. Please follow the instructions given on the information signs and do not enter the work zone for your own safety and the safety of the workforce. If you have any further questions then please get in touch via the details on the contact us page.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Hamsworthy Wood (Near Holsworthy, Devon)

This woodland was purchased by our client in 2018.We understand that prior to this purchase, some trees on the western boundary hedge line were felled resulting in progressive wind damage to the crop of Sitka spruce, which were originally planted in 1987.

After three separate lots of significant storm damage over the last 3 years, it was decided to fell the crop and replant it with predominately Sitka spruce with a mixture of broadleaves. The broadleaves will be planted around the boundaries of the woodland. The aim is for the broadleaves to give the conifer crop protection from the wind.

These proposals have been agreed and approved by the Forestry Commission. Drainage work will be carried out following the felling operation in an attempt to lower the water table.

The replanting will take place during the winter of 2021/22

Roadford Forest (Near Broadwoodwidger)

South West Lakes Trust, Forest and Land Management and Lynher Training are currently working together at Roadford Forest to carry out a first thinning of the standing crop of Sitka Spruce.

Lynher Training are using the woodland with permission from South West Lakes Trust, to facilitate their training and refresher courses. This is done whilst carrying out a first thinning of the wood. Thinning is a forest operation that is required to maintain a healthy crop of standing trees, it entails the felling of up to 30% of the crop, targeting small, supressed or dead trees in order to allow the rest of the crop space to grow.

The training courses are currently active in the northern section of the forest, we would ask that whilst walking in the forest, that you read and adhere to any information signage within the wood. We would like to thank you for your cooperation in this matter.