A large proportion of our woodland is mature broadleaved woodland dominated by oak, beech, sycamore, horse and sweet chestnut and ash. There are also areas of coniferous plantation.
We manage our woodlands with the help of a woodland management contractor. This involves an ongoing programme of maintenance, thinning, felling and replanting. As the trees reach 10-15 years old, they begin to compete for space, light and nutrients and growth starts to slow. Thinning is the removal of some trees or parts of trees within woodland.
We also manage invasive non-native species such as Laurel.