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Kings Wood Doncaster

£44,655 of grant funding has been awarded to the council from the Forestry Commission under their English Woodland Improvement Grant (EWGS).

This money will be spent over five years on an agreed programme of works to enhance the woodland for biodiversity and for access to people.

Work will include:

  • removing selected non-native species (such as Sycamore)
  • creating open glades through the wood, (which will create greater diversity whilst being of benefit to a host of wildlife, including species of butterfly)
  • replanting selected glades and areas through the wood with a mixture of native tree species will enhance the age structure and diversity of the woodland
  • pollarding works to some of the veteran Chestnut and Oak trees
  • a hedge will also be planted along the railway boundary, creating another corridor for wildlife and enhancing the woodland edge
  • path improvements throughout the wood, along with the installation of benches and interpretive signs/notice board

There will be plenty of opportunities for volunteers to help out with this work, whether you want to chop down trees, plant trees, or help establish a Friends of Kings Wood group.

We would love to hear from you, if you are an individual, school, community group, interested resident, Children’s centre, etc.  

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Last updated: 06 December 2016 17:04:11